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Why Baking Bread is an Act of Trust

Have you ever thought about the ratio of yeast to flour that goes into the creation of bread? Such a small substance creates such a big change. It doesn’t take much, but without yeast, bread would not be bread.  Jesus even relates the power of this process to the growth of the kingdom of God: […]

Grace for the Frozen Food Chef

I Praise God that I Am only a Few Minutes and Microwave Beeps away from Alfredo Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli

David Chang Has Nothing To Be Depressed About

“To Fight This, You Need Help. Medicine, Yes, But People Are Key. You Can’t Do It Alone.”

Pancake Syrup & Justification

If We Examined the Origins of Everything, We’d Find that Everything is Problematic … Eventually.

I Am Fat, And I Eat Ice Cream

Human Difference and Human Oneness

What Is Life with Coffee?

Adam Gopnik on Our Existentialist Relationship to the Morning Jolt

(Not a) Lotta Spam (in the Stores Right Now)

Empty Shelves, Spamily, and Our Savior

Recipes with a Hint of Grace: See You On Sunday, Reviewed

A Word of Grace for Home Cooks

A Full Grown Man & His Sad Jelly Belly

A confession from Matt Magill: I have a complicated relationship with sugar. It’s really the candy that does me in. The guilty verdict on my perpetual adolescence needs no further evidence than my wicked sweet tooth and embarrassing proclivity to indulge it. No matter how often I throw out “Not today Satan!”, I trend towards […]

A Bar Too High and Too Heavy

I may seem like nothing but an already crotchety almost-thirty-something who has resigned himself to the “armchair analysis” stage of athletic participation. And while that holds more than a modicum of truth (a ruptured ACL and chronic back problems will do that), I also contend that the advent of fitness culture is, indeed, religious, and […]

If Jesus Were a Dietitian

“I was my sickest and loneliest when I appeared my healthiest.” How’s that for an admission? Yet it’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Jessica Knoll’s recent op-ed for The NY Times, the provocatively titled “Smash the Wellness Industry.” She describes a somewhat harrowing relationship with food and body that sounds […]

Rest, Delight, and Community: An Interview with Kendall Vanderslice, Author of We Will Feast

Grateful for this interview conducted by Aarik Danielsen, with Kendall Vanderslice: Men and women cannot live by bread alone but, in its breaking, we recognize the one who gives us life. We bring nothing to the table of Jesus, yet he graciously offers us all the abundance he shares with the Father and Spirit. Called […]