What does our faith have to say about treating animals ethically? Bill Guerrant shares how Christians should promote the ethical treatment of animals, particularly those that are used for food.
John Wesley actually advocated for praying both before and after meals. Bill Guerrant shares some other advice John Wesley had for purchasing and consuming food as well as the reasoning behind his advice.
John Wesley did not consider eating to be a morally neutral act. In fact, wellness and diet were central to Wesley’s message in ways that might seem strange to most American churchgoers today. Read more on the blog from Bill Guerrant, a farmer and leader in the food movement.
2,000 years ago, Jesus rose triumphantly from the grave. In honor of his coming forth from the tomb, Bill Guerrant asks Christians to consider letting this be a season for sowing real seeds in real soil, suggesting there’s no better opportunity to marvel at the reality of new life in Christ.
Rather than merely taking a temporary respite from some minor personal pleasure, perhaps we should see this Lenten season as an opportunity to commence a “perpetual fast” from “inferior appetites,” such as food that we know to be destructive of our health. At a minimum, might we not be able to identify one or two things that we know to be harmful to our health, and in the spirit of the solemnity of Lent begin the process of removing them from our lives altogether?
The current health crisis we are experiencing would be distressing to John Wesley. If you’re planning on making some new year resolutions for 2015, make sure to read this compelling article by Bill Guerrant submitting 3 reasons why Wesley cared about your nutritious diet.
For Wesleyans the contemporary food movement shouldn’t be seen as something new. Rather, for Christians in Wesleyan traditions the principles motivating today’s food movement are part of our ecclesiastical DNA. Read more from ethical farmer Bill Guerrant in today’s piece.