Quiet Winter, No Heatherhope Epiphany This Year

John had rotator cuff surgery on November 19 and he must refrain from using his left arm for much during a prolonged period of physical therapy. For this reason we are keeping things simple and quiet this winter here on the farm.

This means that we will have no special events for a while. We will […]

We Need a Good Winnowing

Reflections on Texts for the Third Sunday in Advent, Year C

In this Sunday’s Gospel (Luke 3:7-18), John the Baptizer tells us that the Coming One will winnow people, giving us an ultimate baptism of wind and fire.

It is a terrible mistake to think that this text signals a burning of “them” and a saving of […]