Category Archives: Food

Tim Chester on finding identity in the food we eat

For some food is aspirational. We use it to express the image or lifestyle to which we aspire. Organic and whole-food produce–these are the things that prove you’re enlightened and politically aware. Or maybe it’s steaks and burgers–they make you … Continue reading

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Tim Chester of treating food as “fuel”/”mere utility” and forgetting the Giver

We’re so busy trying to be in control [of our lives] that many of us treat food as fuel. As a result we strip food of its identity as gift, it’s “gift-ness”. It becomes mere utility. We disregard its rich … Continue reading

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Tim Chester on Jesus’ ministry strategy: Eating meals with other people

Jesus didn’t run projects, establish ministries, create programs, or put on events. He ate meals. If you routinely share meals and you have a passion for Jesus, then you’ll be doing mission. It’s not that meals save people. People are … Continue reading

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Tim Chester/Barbara Kingsolver on our nutritional crisis and feminism

The best thing you can do for your health is to eat less processed food, which is full of added sugar, salt, and fat–none of which is good for us in large quantities. “When my generation of women walked away … Continue reading

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Tim Chester on what we learn by our feasting and fasting

Eating is an expression of our dependence. God made us in such a way that we need to eat. We’re embedded in creation; this means that every time we eat, we’re reminded of our dependence on others. Few of us … Continue reading

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