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The Spirituality of Food

7 June, 2004 2:24 PM

One of the themes that we are going to explore in our Little Community - the Living Room in the next month or so is that of 'The Spirituality of Food'. It emerged as an idea out of our shared love for food (some of our group can't stop talking about sometimes) but also because our local community are majorly into food also. We live in the middle of an area dominated by restaurants, cafes, gourmet food shopping outlets etc - it is part of the rhythm of our area so we thought we should explore it as it relates to faith and Scripture.

At this stage we're planning to do a four week series on the topic and will explore four themes including:

I'm sure there will be more that we'll unpack as the time come nearer. There are some great movies that pick up the idea of food really well also that we might use.

One of the thoughts is that if we find the series to be fruitful that it might actually be something we could advertise and run in our local community as a workshop series. I'm sure that something along these lines would connect well with our neighborhood especially if it involved lots of eating and hands on experiential stuff. It's food for thought.

If anyone lives in the inner north of Melbourne and wants to come along shoot me an email and I'll let you know about when we're starting.




A video suggestion that might be helpful in your preparation (or study) - Babette's Feast.


Blesings and peace - Richard

Richard B. » 8 June, 2004 1:11 AM

(Whoops - meant to add to my last comment...)

Interesting look at what happens at both extremes of food enjoyment.


Richard B. » 8 June, 2004 1:12 AM

Just a suggestion for a food movie our group loved was "Chocolat". And one great contemplative exercise/practice with food we did this year for the first time was the Seder meal, which I think you've probably done before.
Just thought I'd share!

John » 8 June, 2004 1:53 AM

well, you've probably already thought of this, but we already have some liturgies revolving around food, one of them is the eucharist and another is the passover meal.

we've altered the passover meal on a number of occasions because its a useful model for food and remembering.

ive also just put up the liturgy we used for our "when god breaks through" service which we based around several courses of a meal... the link is http://home.iprimus.com.au/djwright/lj/when%20god%20breaks%20through.doc


The Other Darren » 8 June, 2004 12:43 PM

Ok ive done it, ive jumped on the bandwagon


ande » 12 June, 2004 9:23 AM

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