God is a Foodie

After the resurrection, the risen Christ appeared to various groups of people for a period of 40 days before His ascension. There’s a consistent element in all of those accounts that I think is worth marinating on. There’s food involved. God is a foodie. You have to look for a while before you find a person who rejects the historical Jesus, but you don’t have to look very far to find someone who is skeptical about the divinity of Jesus. Even liberal bible teachers today will dismiss the resurrection accounts as legends… Read More

Faith & Reason are Friends.

Jesus Christ, for many people, is understood as a moral teacher, champion of the underdog and all around nice guy. He said a lot of “love your neighbour” type things, wasn’t afraid to sit at the social outcast table and unlike the religious-who’s-who, Jesus got invited to hang out at parties. The thing is, Jesus also said a lot of things that disqualify Him from being just another sage in a long line of tunic clad gurus. He said things like, “I saw Satan fall from lighting from heaven” [1] and “If… Read More

Philosophy, Seinfeld and Soul Food

“There’s no danger in running out of appetites” Seinfeld’s humour lands with us for many reasons, the most obvious perhaps, is that his insightful wit is like a welcome mat inviting us to laugh at ourselves. In this bit, he argues that he’s never in danger of ruining his appetite because there’s another one following along behind it. His appetite is infinite. In 380BC,┬áPlato wrote a political philosophical manifesto called the Republic in which he also identified the infinite appetite in the human soul. According to Plato, the thinking part of your… Read More