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The Rev. Hardy Kim

Hardy Kim: Food and "Them and Us"

Acts 11:1-18

5th Sunday of Easter - Year C

May 19, 2019

The Rev. Hardy Kim (PCUSA)


The story of Peter defending himself before the believers in Jerusalem is critical to our Christian faith. It helped open the door to including believers who did not (or could not) adopt a lifestyle consistent with Jewish purity laws.

Aside from that, we don't trouble ourselves with the particulars of the tale. As most Christians don't live according to any faith-based dietary laws, it can be hard for us to imagine what useful wisdom we might gain from this passage. And yet, these days, most of us pay a lot of attention to what we eat, don't we? We spend many hours researching what is good to eat and what is bad to eat. We look up expert advice to help us put together a personal diet that is healthy for both our bodies and spirits. We have all sorts of ideas about what makes a certain type of food or diet ethically proper, and many of us avoid whole categories of food on moral grounds.

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The Rev. Dr. Peter Samuelson

Keeping the Children Fed and Happy

Exodus 16: 2-4, 9-15; John 6:24-35

Proper 13 - Year B

August 06, 2006

The Rev. Dr. Peter L. Samuelson (ELCA)

Peter: You know, Deb, today's texts remind me of raising our children and how much we worried about food for them. I mean, when you think back on it, we spent a lot of time thinking about what to feed our children when they were young, whether or not they were getting the right foods and all. I actually loved making food for them, and I even did it from time to time.

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