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The Ferment names a moment of creative unrest. We live in fearful times. But out the ferment, something good is rising. Something bigger, deeper, truer than the the Big Fight is taking shape. A Big, Big Love is taking form, becoming flesh, walking among us.

On The Ferment podcast, a farmer philosopher and a mystic folkie set out after the yeast of the kingdom. We talk to peace-waging “granarchists” like Kathy Kelly, street level theologians like Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, brilliant priests like James Alison, big-hearted artists like Steve Bell, blessing-centric pastors like Danielle Schroyer and other beautiful soldiers in the revolution of love. We are wary of ideology. We are committed to asking: what does love look like in public? What is the soil of friendship? We are curious about how to feed good culture, about how to brew new wine, about how to make new wineskins.

“Sooner or later the ferment of the Gospels will cause the breakup of the social order it infiltrates and of all similar societies, even so-called Christian societies that claim to be based on it. . . . but that collapse is not just a stronger expulsion initiated by God or Jesus. It is the end of all expulsion.”
– René Girard, The Scapegoat.

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