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The RECORD Spring 2014 - The Good Earth

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From Adam’s care to Jesus’ prayer, the garden in Scripture is a sacred place where God’s children join Him in His work. We learn from Jesus’ references to lilies, grapes, figs, seeds, weeds and laborers’ deeds that planting and cultivating are important windows into God’s mercy, bounty, judgment and kingdom.

Just out, the Spring 2014 issue of The RECORD, “The Good Earth,” takes a look at our relationship to the earth. Its stories draw from the experiences of a cross section of our college community including students, alumni and professors. In its pages we learn about:

  • Permaculture as a potential key to unlocking Malawi’s dangerous dependence on maize
  • Community gardens associated with Greenville College
  • What the Ten Commandments say about ecology
  • How seeds sown in a Greenville pumpkin patch funded economic and community development in the form of a fishpond in Uganda

Additional online features include photos and videos, plus a catch-up conversation with Josh Cranston ’12, whose Fulbright work in Norway took an unexpected turn and led to graduate work on aligning behavior with what we know to be right about creation care.

The online features also include a conversation with Dr. Jacqueline Kelsey ’63, self-described “rural girl” who has studied and written much about sensitivity to God’s gift of nature. 

Click to view the latest RECORD, and explore the online features on our website.

This story was published on March 24, 2014

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