Food, Farms, and Faith
March 17 @ 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?
Mark Douglas, Professor of Ethics at Columbia Theological Seminary, will explore the way theologies of food and eating can shape practices of moral engagement in a world of inequitable distribution of basic foodstuffs, unhealthy relationships with food, and growing concerns about eating and its influence on the environment.