Frontier Orthodoxy | Orthodox Christian Historical Theology, Ethics, and/or Philosophy of Religion
Fr. Hall in Brookings turned me on to this blog. Some really good articles from the Priest of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Fargo.
"A community centered around hustle, bustle, texting, and plastic is not a real community. Community is embracing someone who isn’t always “put together,” listening to the music of someone willing to play for dollars each day, watching out for the elderly around you, getting to know your neighbors in that cookie cutter house next door, owning a house that isn’t “cookie cutter,” sitting on your FRONT porch, fishing with your children, and having to take off work boots with dirt and/or manure in order to walk in with your sweaty socks and enjoy pumpkin pie made from real pumpkins from the garden–not a can–they didn’t grow in there, though mold could. Community is being connected to nature, because you see God at work, because it requires the efforts of more than one person, because nature IS community. We just happen to be God’s representative on the top (would that we gave thanks like it!). Community is Thanksgiving."