Eating as Discipleship

By Jeffry Bilbro, July 31, 2016

“When we eat as members of creation, we learn to see creation not as mere fuel, but as a gift from God,” says author Jeffry Bilbro in a thoughtful review of Lisa Graham McMinn’s book To the Table: A Spirituality of Food, Farming, and Community. Bilbro’s essay, published on the website of Comment: Theology for the Public Good, addresses the importance of how we view and experience food and consumption. Click the title to read the entire essay. (Photo: Faith Goble, Creative Commons)

About the Author

Jeffrey Bilbro is an Assistant Professor of English at Spring Arbor University in southern Michigan. He grew up in the mountainous state of Washington and earned his B.A. in Writing and Literature from George Fox University and his Ph.D. in English from Baylor University. His first book is Loving God’s Wildness: The Christian Roots of Ecological Ethics in American Literature, and he and Jack Baker have a book forthcoming from the University Press of Kentucky, An Education in the Virtues of Place: Wendell Berry and the University, that explores how Berry’s vision could shape a more healthy form of higher education, one that encourages students to lead placed lives.See Jeffry Bilbro's website.

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