Archive For Food-and-faith

Life’s Gumbo: Black Religious Experience and Culinary Culture

In just reading the title of the course, Black Religious Experience and Culinary Culture, I immediately began singing Jill Scott’s Fatback Taffy and thought of those massive dinners served after a revival Homecoming Sunday service. And, if you’re not from the South, you don’t know what you are missing. Admittedly, I’ve never actually had fatback […]

Read more March 23, 2016

We have angered our common home

On Tuesday, October 6, 2015, the Wake Forest School of Divinity hosted an interdisciplinary panel discussion around Pope Francis’ recent encyclical, Laudato Si’ (“Praised Be”), in which Pope Francis calls for a holistic way of approaching climate change. We were honored to hear the responses to Laudato Si’ from four distinguished Wake Forest professors given their […]

Read more October 14, 2015

Sustaining the Gift of Creation

Everyday humanity’s ecological footprint grows. As Christians, how do we respond? Are we called just in relational aspects with each other, or is there also an environmental aspect that God calls us to? On October 16, the Divinity School hosted a lecture by Richard Cizik called “For God’s Sake, Let’s Focus on the Earth.” Cizik […]

Read more October 23, 2013

I’ve Been to Camp; 2nd Year Reflection

Growing up for me involved summers at Clarklake, Michigan water skiing, boating, swimming, and having an overall great time. During the school year my family regularly attended an Episcopal church; and, I went through the rigors of Confirmation classes, sang in the youth choir, and served as an acolyte. Since it was a downtown church […]

Read more March 6, 2013

Introducing the Well-Being and Religious Leadership Program

What is the difference between tasting something and savoring something? I was asked to speak to a group of clergy persons this week. The topic? Self-care. As I prepared for the presentation, the question surfaced for me:  What is the difference between tasting and savoring? My personal point of reference for this question is food. […]

Read more March 1, 2013

Taste and See that the Lord is Good

In October, the Food, Faith and Religious Leadership Initiative sponsored an event entitled “The Spirituality of Eating.”  On Friday afternoon I found my way through downtown Asheville to Malaprops bookstore.   As people began to gather, this vibrant and stimulating environment became even more alive as we eagerly waited to hear Norman Wirzba of Duke […]

Read more November 21, 2012