Food, Farms, and Faith
March 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Food, Farms and Faith class will explore our relationship with food as consumers and as Christians. Our relationship with food seems to be important to God. Food is mentioned in the Bible 1,207 times. 18 of Jesus’ 39 parables include references to food. Many Christians say a prayer before every meal to express their appreciation for the food they are about to eat. Are Christians called to do more than pray?
Sam Adams, Professor of Biblical Studies at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, will focus on the significance of food in the biblical world. What does Scripture envision about food for the faithful, how they should gather for meals, and the challenges of maintaining a sufficient food supply? How might modern believers respond to the biblical witness and how should it inform our lives?