The Other Journal is a space for Christian interdisciplinary reflection at the intersection of theology and culture. TOJ tackles the cultural crises of our time with verve and slant, advancing a progressive, provocative, and charitable response in sync with the peacefully contrarian Christ.
In this issue, we address the theme of environment by visiting the "barren moonscapes" of Appalachia, the tobacco fields of Kentucky, an air-conditioned office in the Bronx, and urban Midwestern streets that are "blighted with trash." We read the foreign language of animal footprints in the sandy soil at the base of Mount Hood. And in all this, we seek to envision a kingdom of God that encompasses each fruit, flower, and herb.
Our environment issue features writing by Karen Brummund, Daniel Castillo, Samuel F. Chamelin, Ruthanne SooHee Crapo, Mary DeJong, Michael J. Iafrate, Glen A. Mazis, Brett McCracken, Kris Pint, Dave Pritchett, Meaghan Ritchey, Remco Roes, Leah D. Schade, Paul J. Schutz, and Catherine Wright; interviews by Jonathan Hiskes and Jessina Leonard with Norman Wirzba and Aaron Canipe, respectively; poetry by Maryann Corbett, Kris Pint, Daniel Tobin, and Jeanne Murray Walker; an art installation by Sara Bomans, Tom Lambeens, and Remco Roes; and photography by Karen Brummund, Aaron Canipe, Mary DeJong, Rob Jefferson, Remco Roes, and Kristof Vrancken.