The following is a sermon that I preached at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Park City, Utah on Sunday, June 10th, 2012. The passages read at St. Luke’s were 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 and Mark 3:20-35. Thank you for reading. Please share your … Continue reading
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Frederick Buechner, a novelist and Christian writer, famously wrote, “The place God calls you to is where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” At no point in my life has this been truer for me than when I started exploring ministry through food. Continue reading
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It’s as easy to overlook God’s hand in the world as it is to think eating strawberries on Valentine’s Day in New England is natural. But there is surprise all around us. Everywhere God is waiting to be discovered. We can see God’s handiwork in the sheer abundance of what is available in our supermarkets, as well as in the smaller details, like the sun-ripened Florida oranges or the dirt-flecked Idaho potatoes.
Surely we think God is with those who hunger, but I think God is with those who eat, too. Moreover, I think the joy of eating invites us to recognize God in those moments, even if it seems like an insignificant delight, like savoring a buttery, sweet cookie, or a warm cup of tea. Continue reading
The God that compels the Israelites to feed the poor and to care for the land is the same God that can transform our hearts and minds so that we can become people who do feed the poor and care for the land despite our distance from the land and often too, from those in need. Continue reading
This recipe, as with most recipes, can be modified to match your tastes or the ingredients you have on hand. To the consternation of my mom and husband, who try to follow my recipes, I prefer to let the spirit … Continue reading