Ragan Sutterfield is a native Arkansan currently sojourning in Northern Virginia. His work has appeared in a variety of magazines including The Christian Century, Sojourners, 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, ecology, and the place of the body in the spiritual life. Ragan is the author of This is My Body: From Obesity to Ironman, My Journey into the True Meaning of Flesh, Spirit and Deeper Faith (Convergent/Random House 2015), Cultivating Reality: How the Soil Might Save Us (Cascade 2013), 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 at Patheos.com. His work also appears regularly in the Englewood Review of Books. Ragan works to live the good life in partnership with his wife Emily and daughter Lillian.