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Soil, Microorganisms, Humanity, & Divine Life | Physically Spiritual 90

This episode of Physically Spiritual explores soil, microorganisms, creation from dirt, God the potter, and the Church as living stone.

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Headings

0:40 What Is Soil?

2:45 Soil Is Habitat

5:30 The Source of Nitrogen

6:45 Ademah

8:30 The Fertile Crescent

12:00 The Potter’s House

14:15 Dirt & Death

15:30 The Parable of the Sower

17:45 Living Stones


Notes


Food Series

#1 - “Modern Science & Holiness” - https://www.becominggift.com/post/modern-science-holiness-physically-spiritual-87

#2 - “What Is Food?” - https://www.becominggift.com/post/what-is-food-physically-spiritual-88

“Soil is more than a placeholder for plants to grow in.”

Soil = Dirt (Geology) + Life (Biology)

“Soils are Living” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qas9tPQKd8w

Living Soil” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntJouJhLM48


Geology - Rock -> Gravel -> Sand -> Silt -> Clay

Biology - Dead Organisms (carbon) and Living Organisms


Rhizobia Bacteria - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh-YO6w0tBs

Mycorrhizal Fungi - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v88gbtKBTv4

Ademah - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adamah


“then the LORD God formed the man out of the dust of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” Genesis 2: 7 - https://bible.usccb.org/bible/genesis/2

Carrying Capacity - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrying_capacity


“I went down to the potter’s house and there he was, working at the wheel.Whenever the vessel of clay he was making turned out badly in his hand, he tried again, making another vessel of whatever sort he pleased.” Jeremiah 18: 3 - 4 - https://bible.usccb.org/bible/jeremiah/18


“I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36: 26 - https://bible.usccb.org/bible/ezekiel/36


“David and his men continued on the road, while Shimei kept up with them on the hillside, all the while cursing and throwing stones and dirt as he went” 2 Samuel 16: 13 - https://bible.usccb.org/bible/2samuel/16


“Whoever will not receive you or listen to your words—go outside that house or town and shake the dust from your feet.” Matthew 10: 14 - https://bible.usccb.org/bible/matthew/10


“And he spoke to them at length in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path, and birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky ground, where it had little soil. It sprang up at once because the soil was not deep, and when the sun rose it was scorched, and it withered for lack of roots. Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it. But some seed fell on rich soil, and produced fruit, a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold. Whoever has ears ought to hear.” Matthew 13: 3 - 9 - https://bible.usccb.org/bible/matthew/13


“Come to him, a living stone, rejected by human beings but chosen and precious in the sight of God, and, like living stones, let yourselves be built* into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 2: 4 - 5 - https://bible.usccb.org/bible/1peter/2


Bibliography

Gabe Brown, Dirt to Soil: One Family’s Journey into Regenerative Agriculture, Chelsea Green Publishing: 2018.


David Montgomery Ph.D., Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations, 2nd Ed, University of California Press: 2012.

-, The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health, W. W. Norton & Company: 2016.

-, Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life, W. W. Norton & Company: 2018


Allan Savory, Holistic Management Handbook, Third Edition: Regenerating Your Land and Growing Your Profits, 3rd Ed, Island Press: 2019.


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