A Spirituality of Sustenance
Instructor: Dr. Richard Hovey, DMin
When: September 16-November 25, 2020 (10 weeks)
Cost: $120

Wendell Berry, through his many writings (including essays, fiction, and poetry), has offered us a gift of once again seeing the sacredness of life – all life! In light of this, how ought we to live? This question is not an abstract one, but rather one to be asked of each of us where we stand presently. This course will reflect on the life and writings of Wendell Berry, drawing out his understanding of what it means to live as God’s people in God’s world, enjoying the wonder of creation and community.

Course Objectives:

  • To provide you with a general understanding of Wendell Berry’s Christian worldview.
  • To develop a spirituality of sustenance – recognizing what it is that sustains sacred living.
  • To provide a temporary community in which to discern and practice a spirituality of sustenance.


  • Utilizing an online platform, students will have access to guided study through:
    • weekly podcasts/essays
    • discussion groups for personal reflection
    • weekly live sessions via Zoom, Thursday evenings at 7p.m. (Saskatchewan time). These sessions will be recorded and made available for those unable to attend.
    • practical exercises to help with application of the material

  • Wendell Berry and the Cultivation of Life: A reader’s guide by Matthew Bonzo and Michael Stevens
  • Wendell Berry and the Given Life by Ragan Sutterfield
     By Wendell Berry:
  • Jayber Crow: A Novel
  • The Peace of Wild Things and other Poems
  • This Day: Collected and New Sabbath Poems
  • What Are People For?
  • New Collected Poems
  • What I Stand On: The Collected Essays of Wendell Berry 1969-2017
  • Sex, Economy, Freedom & Community: Eight Essays
  • Blessed are the Peacemakers: Christ’s Teachings about Love, Compassion and Forgiveness
  • A Place on Earth
  • Think Little: Essays
  • Given: Poems

"There are no unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places."
~Wendell Berry, Given

Wendell Berry Course: Register Now!

Wendell Berry Course

$ 120.00 CAD