Since 1996, the United States has been producing genetically modified crops. Scientists are spreading the techniques of industrial-style farming around the world. The U.S. also leads the world in producing and consuming convenience and fast food. Technologically enhanced food has made eating cheaper and easier, but is it better for us? For the earth and future generations? For the world's hungry? What are a Christian's responsibilities in a world where food is big business?
In the recent BOOKS & CULTURE article "Food™," author Eric Miller observes that "we've gone from raising crops to worrying about them." In this Bible study we look at the biblical roots of a Christian approach to food.
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Genesis 1:1–2:3; Leviticus 19:1–12; Psalm 104; Luke 22:7–23
• Identify the Current Issue
• Discover the Eternal Principles
—Teaching point one: Our original calling is to be stewards of God's world, especially living things.
—Teaching point two: Biblical agriculture is always concerned for the poor and hungry.
—Teaching point three: Food reminds us of our dependence on God's provision.
• Apply Your Findings
• Recommended Resources
ARTICLE FROM BOOKS & CULTURE
• Food™, by Eric Miller (2004, 13 printed pages)
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