It is a celebration and reflection of the life and words of Clarence Jordan who would have turned 1. To commemorate this event, and the man who has been more of an influence on me than any other single theologian, I am posting a three part blog on Clarence Jordan. Enjoy, and I hope you come to love this man as I have. These are sayings I have heard my entire life, and while I cannot share all of the colorful expressions of my childhood, here are few: “Even a blind hog finds an acorn every now and then.”“You’re getting too big for your own britches.”“That boy is as a crazy as a road lizard (or as crazy as a run- over dog).”“That’s better than snuff and not half as dusty.”“Just because a cat has her kittens in the oven, don’t make . Folks were coming to him from Atlanta and all over north Georgia.
But Rock collared him and began to take him to task. And what do you know, Jesus met them. Y’all quit being so scared and run along now. He got some papers for the Chattanooga City Council, asking them for permission to arrest and return to Atlanta any men and women he might find who were taking Christianity seriously.
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- Georgia as a 'demonstration plot for the Kingdom of God.' Koinonia Farm will later become the birthplace of Habitat for Humanity. Clarence begins writing 'The Cotton Patch Version,' his translation of the New Testament.
- The Cotton Patch Evidence: The Story of Clarence Jordan and the Koinonia Farm Experiment (New York. Briars in the Cotton Patch: The Story of Koinonia Farm.
- I am speaking this weekend at the Clarence Jordan Symposium at Georgia Southwestern University. It is a celebration and reflection of the life and words of Clarence Jordan who would have turned 100 years old this year.
- Cotton patch for the Kingdom : Clarence Jordan's demonstration plot at Koinonia Farm. Clarence Jordan's demonstration plot at Koinonia Farm'.
When he stopped for gas just outside Chattanooga, all of a sudden a flash from the sky surrounded him. He fell to the pavement, and heard a voice asking, “Saul! Why are you so mean to me?” (Acts 9)The above words, translated from the Greek New Testament into the rough and tumble dialect of South Georgia is the work of Clarence Jordan and his Cotton Patch Gospel. There is no one who has had more influence on my own religious views than this man. And not just because he was from Georgia, considered himself an ex- Baptist, and talked with the same southern accent as my own. I am challenge by the courage of his life and wish I was half the man he was. I wish I could read the words of Jesus and take them with a fraction of the seriousness in which he took them.
Allow me to introduce you to this fantastic, slow- talking, Ph. D- carrying, peanut farmer- prophet from South Georgia.
With a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Science, Clarence Jordan attended and graduated from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, with his Ph. D in Greek, when he was only twenty- six years old. At seminary he met the woman who would become his wife, Florence.
He said to her, “If you want to be the wife of a pastor of the First Baptist Church, you don’t want to marry me. I’m going back to Georgia and farm and do something for the poor.”Florence married him anyway, and in 1. Clarence and Florence Jordan bought 4. Americus, Georgia and established Koinonia Farms. Koinonia is the Greek word for community or fellowship. The Jordans set out to create just that: a farming community where men and women, blacks and whites, rich and poor would live together following three simple principles: 1) All humanity are related under the parenthood of God; 2) Love is the alternative to violence; and. Those who lived at Koinonia would share their possessions in a common purse.
Clarence describes his intentions best. It was his dream, and what a dreamer he was, that Koinonia be a “demonstration plot for the kingdom of God.” It would be a place where followers of Jesus would take Jesus’ words seriously and actually practice them.(Continued.