Exploring the 5th Mark of Mission
with Jerremie Clyde
10am Sunday, Sept 13
7:30pm Thursdays, Sept 17 and Oct 1
We all eat, hopefully, several times a day. Many of us also pray for wisdom, discernment, and courage in growing God’s Kingdom. These are related actions, but what does eating, salvation, creation, and our own callings have to do with each other?
In the words of Wendell Berry “These are religious questions, obviously, for our bodies are part of the Creation,…. But the questions are also agricultural, for no matter how urban our live, our bodies live by farming…”
Together we will explore how growing God’s Kingdom on earth can be done every time we eat. We will look at what scripture has to say about our mission to the rest of creation, what it means to extend grace to creation and our role in making all things new. Participants will learn not only about our call to care for creation but also why it is that is news to so many. When we are done participants will be better able to explain how care of the environment fits within the Church and be better equipped to continue to grow in knowledge about restoring right relationships with creation.
Jerremie Clyde is a farmer and academic from Calgary Alberta. His research interests are linked to food, whether in history or media studies, and increasingly theology. When not at the University of Calgary he can be found looking after 164 acres of creation just North of Sundre. The farm is set in a knob and kettle mix of forests and pastures. Together with his family they raise grains, a dozen different varieties of potatoes, and good grass to feed their herd of yak. Jerremie also volunteers in the Diocese of Calgary organizing and facilitating creation care related talks, conferences, and events.
Jerremie joins us as our guest preacher on Sunday, Sept 13 and for a more in-depth presentation on Thursdays, Sept 17 and Oct 1.