Everything is Interesting: Raising Educated People

Everything is Interesting for Children Exploring Creation

By Jerram Barrs Flourish, Spring 2012 We live in a culture filled with boredom and cynicism—even among our children. It is a tragic commentary on our culture that you can meet 16- and 17-year-old kids who are apathetic about their own … [Read more...]

Resources for Eating Seasonally and Locally

Although the global marketplace allows us to eat almost any food from any region at any time of the year, eating food in season provides a host of benefits to both producers and consumers. Produce is at its nutritional peak when it is ripe; … [Read more...]

How to Love People With a Meal: Remembering the Art of Hospitality

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A good meal affirms our humanity. (cc image courtesy of Webb Zahn via Flickr) [Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of resources for churches and families called Cultivating Community published on Thursdays.] How often do we eat … [Read more...]

The Theology of Food

What does the Bible say about food? How should Christians think about eating? Does food show us anything about God's care for us? How is it affected by the Fall? Tim Chester in "Theology of Food" offers brief answers to these and other questions. … [Read more...]

The Scent of Slow

By Margie Haack [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays. It originally appeared in Comment magazine, the opinion journal of CARDUS: www.cardus.ca/comment.] At … [Read more...]

Pantry Makeover: Caring for Creation in the Kitchen Cupboard

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of resources for churches and families called Cultivating Community published on Thursdays.] It's not difficult to stock your kitchen with fresh whole foods. Go to your local farmer's market. … [Read more...]

Thought for Food: Christianity is a “Food-Laden” Religion

These days everywhere you look people are talking about food. As Ryan O'Dowd writes in "Thought for Food": Whole foods, slow foods, back to the garden, back to the earth, come to the table, eat-pray-love, organic, green, natural, local, … [Read more...]

Guidelines for Eating from Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food

Michael Pollan has made a career of food. No, he's not a chef. He's a writer. Pollan is the author of several books including his guide to eating, In Defense of Food. In the book, Pollan explores the roots of the Western diet and tries to answer … [Read more...]

In Defense of the Family Meal: Karen Baldwin and the Gift of Food

In "The Gift of Food" (from Ransom Fellowship) Karen Baldwin reflects on the meaning of a meal in our high-speed culture. For Baldwin the table is the "family center" and to lose touch with that fact is to "lose touch with something of our … [Read more...]

What’s In Season Where: Interactive Map

Ever wish there were an easy way to search the U.S. by state and find out what's in season at what time? Well... you're in luck. Click around on this Seasonal Ingredient Map and find out when the first bundles of asparagus, baskets of strawberries … [Read more...]

Review of The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

By: Lindsey Howald Patton [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] I approach most books like this with caution. Why? Because they have a mission. They’re out to … [Read more...]