Church leaders need to recognize the potential for new ministry at the intersection of food, agriculture, and discipleship, says an Episcopal priest who has compiled the first comprehensive guide to the Christian food movement.
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Level Ground Trading is dedicated to fair trade with farmers. But its co-founder also has a larger, theological vision: a system designed for the good of all.
The late Jocelyn Patterson, a member of Anathoth Community Garden & Farm. Photo courtesy of Anathoth Community Garden & Farm
The lonely death of a member of his community prompts the director of a community garden to reconsider the project’s mission.
A North Carolina program for clergy, congregations and communities called Life Around the Table focuses on eating well as a way to nurture healthy Christian communities. The key, as its founder says in this interview, is developing a eucharistic imagination.
Whether adjective, noun or verb, “barbecue” has a theological dimension that is deeply enmeshed in church culture -- especially in the African-American church, writes the culinary historian, barbecue judge and executive director of the Colorado Council of Churches.
In this excerpt from the prologue of his new book, writer Fred Bahnson recounts his visits with four different faith communities -- Catholic, Protestant, Pentecostal and Jewish -- to explore the connection between feeding the spirit and feeding the body.
Hans and April Hess, founders of the Elevation Burger restaurant chain, offer some tips on how to change an organizational model without rejecting it altogether.