“You may eat meat whenever you have the desire.” Deuteronomy 12:20b Yep, that’s in the Bible. You may eat meat whenever you have the desire. After my last blog post, my father and brother were shocked and appalled. “Jarrod has gone vegetarian!” their text messages lamented. But let me set the record […]Read More How Christians Should Eat Meat
“We should start doing meatless Mondays,” my wife said. “No,” I responded. “We should. You know it’s better for our health. Plus, they say cutting back on meat and dairy is the best thing to do for the environment,” she continued. “You’re the food and creation guy, you need to take this seriously. […]Read More Should Christians Eat Meat?
“The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world and its inhabitants too. Because God is the one who established it on the seas; God set it firmly on the waters.” -Psalm 24: 1-2 (CEB) Happy Earth Day! The first Earth Day was the brainchild of […]Read More Happy Earth Day
Luke 23:50-56 Joseph of Arimathea gets very little mention in the Bible. We know he was a member of the council that plotted against Jesus and ultimately put him to death. Joseph, however, voted against this plot. After Jesus died, Joseph asked Pilate for the body, and had it placed in his own tomb. […]Read More A Crumbling of Faith: Holy Saturday
Luke 23:44-49 The centurion had marched onto battle fields, and had a hand in the slaughter and execution of countless men. He was a man familiar with death, a conqueror. He knew what it meant to be victorious, and he knew that there was no victory in dying. Yet as he gazed on […]Read More A Crumbling of Faith: Good Friday
Luke 22:31-34 Simply by his boldness and loud mouth, Peter seems to be the de facto leader of the disciples. He plays a prominent role in many of the stories of Jesus’ ministry, and obviously made an impression on the Gospel writers. It is likely that he saw himself as the leader, too. I […]Read More A Crumbling of Faith: Maundy Thursday
Luke 22:7-13 Jesus’ order to Peter and James would have been hard for me to carry out. “Go into town, approach a stranger, and tell him you’re there to see the room he’s made ready.” I would have been embarrassed to do such a thing, and probably would have tried to convince another disciple […]Read More A Crumbling of Faith: Wednesday