In 1942 Clarence Jordan moved to rural Georgia. He started a farm called Koinonia. He was a careful steward of the land. He and his colleagues helped launch Habitat for Humanity. Most significantly, he invited blacks to join his intentional community. This was when the South was segregated, so this was a stiff challenge to racial segregation. When people didn’t like it and began bombing the farm, he didn’t withdraw. He responded with love and prophetic engagement, creating a little glimpse of the kingdom at Koinonia.
You can imagine that progressive evangelicals have long admired Jordan. Many of them will converge on Koinonia Farm this fall to celebrate the community’s 70th anniversary.