Bahnson’s research and teaching focus on the intersection of ecology, sustainable agriculture, and contemplative spirituality. His book Soil and Sacrament tells the story of the church-supported community garden he co-founded in 2005. The book also describes his subsequent pilgrimage among four agrarian faith communities—Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Pentecostal. He is the co-author (with Norman Wirzba) of Making Peace With the Land, and his essays have appeared in Harper’s, Orion, The Sun, Image, Washington Post, and the anthology Best American Spiritual Writing. He is currently at work on a book about Christianity and climate change. In his capacity as director of the Food, Health, and Ecological Well-being Program, Bahnson convenes gatherings of faith leaders throughout the year across North Carolina’s Piedmont and mountain regions.
BA, Montana State University; MTS, Duke Divinity School
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