God's Kitchen: Theology You Can Eat and Drink

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WestBow Press, Jan 8, 2013 - Religion - 352 pages

The Old Testament is a violent, bloody book, but the more we modern Christians neglect it, the more our gospel loses its teeth.

This little book will call you out, cut you up, lift you up, and set you on fire. It begins where all spiritual meat does: not at the dinner table, not in the kitchen, nor even at the market. It begins in the abattoir. The God of the Old Testament is a butcher only because the Christ of the New Testament is a chef.

Real theology deals with food, with milk and honey, flesh and blood, bread, oil, and wine. It is nourishment for children, wisdom for kings, and courage for prophets.

God gave us food to teach us about life and death. God gave us sacrifice to teach us about death and resurrection. We prepare food for ourselves as God prepares us for Himself. The culinary art is close to the heart of the God who is a consuming fire.

 

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Contents

The best cuts
1
Cooking as eschatology
29
Postmillennial suffering
37
The whole bloody Bible
45
Love in the abstract
51
Eat local and die
55
Knowing as we are known
65
Knowledge and wisdom
73
Horns of Moses
173
Bone and flesh
179
Skin for skin
187
Birds and beasts
197
The greatest consumer
203
Spat out at Jesustable
209
Kids in the kitchen
215
Seed flesh skin
223

Omega males
77
True gravity
81
The expendables
87
Behind closed doors
95
Fasting as sacrament
101
Jacob s hollow
107
Joints and marrow
117
Upon this rock
121
Binding and loosing
125
Silence of the Lamb
129
Creation and Communion
135
Deus ex machina
143
Revivals and farming
151
A cast of thousands
157
The glory are we
165
Eye and tooth
169
Half the blood
231
Recipe for disaster
237
No more spoonfeeding
241
Counterfeit virtue
247
Incantation and incarnation
257
The sun of righteousness
265
The forbidden feast
269
Do not harm the oil the wine
275
Being Cornucopia
281
Out of the eater
289
Breakfast at dawn
301
The hidden power of Groundhog Day
305
Corpus Christi
311
Eschatology as cooking
321
Figures transfigured
329
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Mike Bull is a graphic designer who lives and works in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, Australia. His passion is understanding and teaching the Bible.

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