Food: Communion, Community, and Creation
Eating is one of the most profound ways by which we relate to each other, to the created world, and to God. In this course we will explore, within the framework of Christian theology, some of the biological, ecological, psychological, aesthetic, spiritual, agricultural, historical, economic, and ethical aspects of what, why, and how we eat. The core of the course will be readings, lectures, excursions and discussion exploring a thoughtful Christian engagement with many dimensions of the production, distribution, preparation, and consumption of food. We will spend time together each weekend engaging these topics in a living context of worshipping, cooking, feasting, fasting, and gardening together. This course will be offered in Weekend School format in order to make possible extensive experiential learning opportunities. Locations will include Galiano Island, A Rocha Canada’s Brooksdale Environmental Centre in South Surrey, and various sites in downtown Vancouver.
Additional Course Fee: $300
Enrollment Limit: 16
All students will be waitlisted until the early registration deadline. The class list will be set within the week following. Preference will be given to credit students.