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Relearning the Value Southern Agrarianism-from Scotland

Southern Agrarianism lost and found

There’s a way of living that has almost disappeared from the Southland of the US    It’s the mixture of food, farm, and community that’s foreign to the modern Southern conservative and stolen by hipsters who think they’re teaching us healthy living. Southern Agrarians are the forefathers of places like Earthfare and Trader Joe’s, farmers markets, and craft breweries. These are not forward looking ingenuity but hybrids of an historical way of living.

Christian roots

This agrarian lifestyle is foundationally Christian. It focuses on neighbor love and God’s covenant with Adam. It will be a subject I tie into apologetics and culture this year.

From Scotland

But first, I was so impressed with this article from David Robertson that I wanted it to begin the new year by reintroducing us to who we once were. Pastor Robertson, a Scottish Calvinist, may not label his article agrarian but his ideas are distinctly that.

This is a great article by David Robertson whose final conclusion represents so much of what Christians misunderstand about present living. It’s something our Southern agrarian forefathers did well and shares principles we’d do well to remember and continue. All I can add is Mr Robertson says it better than I have seen in a while.

Click the link and enjoy

via A Taste of Heaven

I was born in the mountains of Southwest Virginia, born again at a very young age, married a beautiful and likeminded woman, moved to Tennessee, and raised two children in the Southern traditions of loving God and neighbor, exercising manners, and being stewards of the land and its bounty. After becoming involved in youth ministry in our local church, the need of teaching people "what they believe and why they believe it" became painfully apparent, especially in my immediate context (rural Southern churches). We began an apologetics/theology ministry there but have since moved on. After serving in church leadership and being called to faithfulness and duty to protect our congregation from a rogue pastor under church discipline of his previous church, my experiences in this biblical process shape much of what I believe about how churches in the South have become weak and why nominal Christianity is prevalent. I love the Church and Southern culture so you can expect to read about apologetics and theology as well as church and culture here, written southern style, by the grace of God. Deo Vindice

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