I’m eating soy beans for lunch (salted roast soy nuts) and it reminded me of a man I met yesterday who lived ten years in Tennessee’s famous “The Farm,” an intentional community that supports global development with soy projects and many other services as outgrowths of their community life.
Why should you care what I’m eating for lunch? Because soy and by-products from soy are some of the most useful nutritional foods to help feed people in poor nations. Second, I want to make you aware of this community that is not overtly Christian–or perhaps is not even Christian–but they are an “outwardly-directed community.” They care about the environment and people and do something about it. What if our churches started some farms?