Ragan Sutterfield is a native Arkansan currently sojourning in Northern Virginia. His work has appeared in a variety of magazines including The Oxford American, Men’s Journal, Triathlete, Paste, Gourmet, Spin, Fast Company, Christianity Today and Books & Culture. Ragan has been a guest lecturer at colleges and universities and a speaker for churches and conferences on holistic living, the theology of creation, and contemporary culture. Ragan is the author of Cultivating Reality: How the Soil Might Save Us, the small collection of essays Farming as a Spiritual Discipline, and a contributor to the book Sacred Acts: How churches are working to protect the Earth’s climate. He blogs regularly at the “Word + Flesh” blog on Patheos.com. His work also appears regularly in the Englewood Review of Books and at SustainableTraditions.com. Ragan works to live the good life in partnership with his wife Emily and daughter Lillian.