Advancing Smart, Hopeful Public Policy

Advancing Smart, Hopeful Public Policy

By Matt Russell We live in a time of great hope and promise. The 2020 election season, which finished in Georgia a week ago yesterday, was fair, transparent, and saw a record number of Americans participate. A clear majority of Americans chose a policy agenda...
Let’s Keep Talking About Climate Change

Let’s Keep Talking About Climate Change

By Matt Russell As a person of faith, sometimes people ask me, “Aren’t you just preaching to the choir?” when I’m talking about solutions to the climate crisis. Truth be told, talking is action. As people of faith and conscience, we know...
Building Bridges to Hope

Building Bridges to Hope

By Matt Russell Nobody got everything they wanted. That is an important truth about the 2020 elections. Voting is over, except in Georgia for two Senate runoffs. Elections are mostly resolved, except in a few places like Iowa’s second congressional district. And we...
Planting a Hopeful Harvest

Planting a Hopeful Harvest

We’re harvesting garlic at the farm. We save seed when we harvest in the summer to plant in the fall. We trust it will grow and that the harvest the following summer will be abundant. The act of planting garlic is to believe  that in creation there is enough. Most of...
Iowans Grow a Community of Faith-based Clean Energy

Iowans Grow a Community of Faith-based Clean Energy

Perry Klein asks a simple question. “How can you be faithful to your kids to conserve the environment?” He and his wife Ann made a big investment in answering that question. This spring they installed a solar array on their garage. The catalyst for the investment was...