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LA 2010: Speaker Themes – Linda Ritterbush

LA 2010 starts next Friday, November 5th and ends on Saturday November 6th. For a full list of the speakers and details about this UNconference, check out this LA 2010 post. Please RSVP for this event on our facebook event page. We have a seating capacity, so those who register on facebook will have first priority. Here is what Linda Ritterbush will be addressing.

Title: The Communal Garden: A Discipleship of Healing and Feeding

Talk in a Sentence: Communal gardens are a practical venue for the kind of discipleship that heals and feeds our neighbors and us.

Talk in a Paragraph: If “Discipleship” means continuing the ministries of Jesus, it must include preaching, healing, and feeding. Contemporary churches preach prolifically, but their efforts at healing and feeding are often marginal, constrained, or condescending. Communal gardening is an optimal means for discipleship which: builds neighborhood-scale cooperation; heals numerous food-related maladies; relieves economic distress; and promotes contemplative action. Christian communities of all kinds are fertile ground for beginning and supporting communal gardens.

Linda Ritterbush – is Professor of Geology and Director of the Environmental Sciences Program at California Lutheran University.  In addition to a University of California doctorate in geology, she holds an Masters of Art in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary.  Linda  and husband Bob live in Thousand Oaks in Ventura County, where they raised two daughters, now graduate students and professionals in the Los Angeles area.

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