318. found another one
A few months ago, I created a new tag for my blog called Christians (see entry 303). The basic idea is this: I’m becoming more and more convinced that the work of Christianity has as much to do with redeeming the world – building the Kingdom of God here and now – than it does with getting people to pray a salvation prayer or understanding a set of spiritual laws. And so when I find a link that illustrates the kind of work that christians should be doing, I’m going to post it up and label it as “christian” whether the person featured is a christian or not.
It’s been a while since I’ve put one of these up but I’m convinced I’ve found another “christian” – someone doing the kind of thinking and work that christians and the church should be doing. This time, it’s a farmer who produces the best foie gras in the world. And I know there’s a lot of controversy surrounding foie gras because of the way it’s produced (geese or ducks are force fed far more grain or corn than they would eat otherwise which causes their livers to swell and get extra fatty and it’s that abnormally large liver that becomes foie gras) but the way this guy does it, there’s nothing forced about it.
Back in Genesis when God told Adam to subdue the earth, I don’t think God meant the kind of unsustainable corporate farming practices we use today. I think God meant for us to do something like what this guy Eduardo is doing – working with nature to create something amazing. And for that, I’m slapping the “christian” label on him.
Check it out, it’s a fascinating talk.
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As an update, he found another guy doing naturally sustainable food production, this time with fish:
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