Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

“And When You Fast:” Thoughts on Food in Preparation for Great Lent

‘All things are lawful for me,’ but not all things are helpful. ‘All things are lawful for me,’ but I will not be enslaved by anything. – 1 Corinthians 6:12 As we approach Great Lent every year, a common question pops up in online articles, during coffee hours after Sunday...
March 3rd, 2014 | Catholics, Church, Evangelicals, Food, Religion | Read More

Virtuous Eating, Part 3: Spiritual Food

(This is the last of a series of three post examining the Christian’s relationship with food. The first covers the reasons we should take food seriously, and the second takes a stab at identifying pitfalls in the way Americans think about food.) I ended the previous posts with two uses of food...
July 22nd, 2013 | Food | Read More

Virtuous Eating, Part 2: The Two American Extremes

(This is the second in a series of three posts on the Christian’s relationship to eating. Here is the first post. The final post will examine the Eucharist and fasting.) Better befitting the brainchild of a cruel author of dystopian fiction than the plans of a gym manager, my fitness center has a...
July 15th, 2013 | Food | Read More

Virtuous Eating, Part 1: Taking Food Seriously

I felt disappointed when I read Acts 15. The rising action is thrilling. Empowered and united by the Holy Spirit, the great apostles discuss a question of freedom in Christ and the Christian’s relationship to Law. St. Peter and St. Paul, Barnabas, the apostles, and all the great men of the early...
July 1st, 2013 | Food | Read More

I Was a Raw Foodie

On a visit to California, I heard about them. Foreign and exotic and impressive, inspiring the sort of reverence due to a shaman – they were called Raw Foodies, and, for health reasons, they ate all of their food raw. They argued that cooking food eliminates good nutrients, and that it’s...
August 14th, 2012 | Featured, Food | Read More