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New Issue of Online Journal Addresses How Christians Think About Food


Decatur, GA—Columbia Theological Seminary has released a new issue of its free online journal, @ this point. Titled “Feasts and Famines: Christians Think About Food,” this issue focuses on the making and eating of food from a theological perspective. Contributors are Shannon Jung, professor at St. Paul School of Theology and author of Food For Life: A Spirituality and Ethics of Eating, and Columbia faculty members Charles Raynal, director of advanced studies and associate professor of theology; Kim Long, assistant professor of worship; and Walter Brueggemann, professor emeritus of Old Testament. The writers address ways of thinking about what, why, how, and with whom we eat. Lesson plans for adult classes and discussion groups are available free online. Developed with church members in mind and published twice a year, @ this point is free and is available only online at Each issue focuses on a particular topic from the perspective of a variety of theological disciplines and includes a lead article, response articles, and teaching resources to guide further discussion. All the content can be downloaded and reproduced without charge. Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

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