That Wasn’t Kosher …

That Wasn’t Kosher …

Jews aren’t allowed to eat pork, right? The command forbidding it is found in Leviticus 11:7 and Deuteronomy 14:8. Both note that even though the pig has “cloven hooves” like cattle or sheep, it doesn’t “chew the cud,” so it was considered unclean. Deuteronomy wasn’t...
Cooking Fatigue: American-Style Pandemic Blues

Cooking Fatigue: American-Style Pandemic Blues

Our local paper has a weekly section devoted to cuisine and often reviews the plentiful restaurant scene in our city that’s a magnet for tourism. Last week’s focus was captioned “No more dishes: 13 family-style meals ready for takeout.” The third paragraph in the...
In Praise of the Pig

In Praise of the Pig

A research article posted in the Jan. 13 issue of Science Advances reports that the oldest known example of representational art has been identified on the wall of a cave in Sulawesi, Indonesia – and it’s the portrait of a pig. Or at least three pigs, drawn in dark...

3 Things Your Church Can Do to Curb Hunger, Obesity

The number of 5- to 19-year-olds who are obese will outnumber those who are moderately or severely underweight by 2022 if current trends continue. This projection in a mid-October World Health Organization (WHO)-Imperial College London report caught me off guard. I...