Agroforestry

The Mata Atlantica was a rain forest that once covered 15% of Brazil along its eastern coast. But 93% of that rain forest is now gone—stripped of its trees to make way for farmland. In 1985, native vegetation covered 76% of Brazil. Last year that figure was only 66%. Rain Read more…

Reaping What We Sow

Has someone ever beaten you up—metaphorically—over the sin in your life by quoting Galatians 6:7: “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a person sows, this he will also reap”?[1] Did you know that Galatians 6:7 is not actually talking about sin? Paul liked the metaphor of Read more…

Jesus’ Baptism

The synoptic gospels—Matthew, Mark, and Luke—agree that before Jesus began his ministry he came to John the Baptist to be baptized.[1] But they differ a little bit on a few details. For example, they all agree that the Spirit of God descended from Heaven after Jesus’ baptism. But whereas Matthew Read more…