Books Reviews and Such

Eating Promiscuously – James McWilliams

You probably don’t expect an Anglican priest to write a blog post in favour of promiscuous behaviour, but that is precisely what I intend to do in this post. However, this post isn’t about promiscuity as it relates to our sexual behaviour, but rather the way in which we eat. Eating Promiscuously: Adventures in the Future of Food is an effort by James McWilliams, an historian living in Texas, to encourage people to rethink the way we eat.   This is the…Continue readingEating Promiscuously – James McWilliams

Reviews and Such Books

Eating Animals – Johnathan Safran Foer

I recently finished the book “Eating Animals,”by Johnathan Safran Foer.  Before I go any further I’d like to state for the record that I am not a vegetarian.  I approached this book as someone who eats meat and enjoys eating meat.  After finishing reading it, I would say that I’m not convinced enough by the arguments of the author to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle, but will certainly give thought to reducing the amount of meat that is part of my diet.…Continue readingEating Animals – Johnathan Safran Foer

Food Common Eating

Visits, Social Graces, CE – Week 12

Of the various parts of ministerial training and development that make me shake my head, the “yes, but that’s what we had to do,” approach to training is right up at the top.  Usually, it will relate to something like hospital visits, for example.  You’ll suggest that, wouldn’t it be a good idea if priests in training got the chance to role play these before we actually have to do one. Learning about Visits Generally, the person you are talking…Continue readingVisits, Social Graces, CE – Week 12