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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Real Food and Religion series: Wrapping it up

Our real food and religion series is over. I have really enjoyed reading and learning from so many different perspectives. I found it interesting that even though some of the writers had similar religious beliefs, they translated to very different things in practice.

It's interesting to understand why people do what they do. There are many motivating factors regarding what we eat and feed our families, and religion is just one of those. But it seems to be one that people are passionate about.

For me, there are certain things I will never drink, like coffee, tea or alcohol. Science is sometimes ambiguous on all three of these (I've read good and bad about all of them), but God knows more than science, and it's not something I spend a lot of time worrying about. My beliefs in my faith matter a lot more to me than whatever new science may come out.

Here are links to all the posts in case you missed any:


Southern Baptist

Lutheran meets Seventh-day Adventist

Latter Day Saint (Mormon)

Christ Follower

The Levitical Diet


Fundamental Christianity

I wanted to say thanks to all the bloggers who participated in the series. They all have great blogs and you can visit them by clicking on the links below.


  1. This was really fun! Thanks for putting it together. It made me think about some of the things I eat.

  2. Thanks, Tiffany! That's good to hear. We didn't get a lot of comments during the series, but there were a lot of new subscribers, so I'm guessing people enjoyed it!

  3. Thanks, Chanelle. It was a great opportunity and I really enjoyed reading about the other fols, too.

    Kris Mays

  4. I realize that this series has been over for a while, but I just wanted to express some disappointment that the only religions you covered were variations on Christianity. Many other world religions have various philosophies and restrictions about food and I think your readers really missed out with such a narrow viewpoint. I enjoy your blog otherwise. :)

  5. @ Chandelle, I share in your disappointment! I had commitments from a Jewish person, a "pagan", and two Catholics, but they all cancelled. I would have loved to hear more about other religions too. I would have also liked to hear more about seventh day adventists because I know food is a big part of their religious practice, and the only mention of seventh day adventists was the woman who was married to one. It would have also been interesting to hear from Muslims or Buddists, don't you think?