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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. Charles Reeb

The Great Omission

Matthew 28:16-20

Trinity Sunday - Year A

June 15, 2014

The Rev. Dr. Charles Reeb (UMC)

As Christians, we only have three things that God requires of us: love God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength, love our neighbor as ourselves, and make disciples of Jesus Christ. To make disciples means to be witnesses of Christ in order to bring others into a relationship with Christ. 

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