Noah, Meat Eating, And The Flood – Part Four

Noah’s Ark by Chris Light By Chris Light – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=57301804 Genesis 9 within the Greater Bible Story ( Part One, Part Two, Part Three) The story of the Flood is foundational to...

Noah, Meat Eating, And The Flood – Part Three

Part Three Violence and Shalom ( Part One, Part Two) While God does accommodate to human weakness and at times allows limited forms of violence, his heart is always for non-violence and his ideal of shalom represented in the first two chapters of Genesis, and...

Noah, Meat Eating, And The Flood – Part Two

Part Two The Concession of Meat-Eating  (For Part One go here) After the Flood has destroyed all of humanity and the animal creation, apart from those within the ark, Noah offers sacrifices of clean animals to God. Much has been made of the words immediately after...

Noah, Meat Eating, And The Flood

Part One Genesis 9:3 is often used to justify meat-eating as God’s will in the present age. At the same time, Genesis 9:3 is normally juxtaposed with Genesis 1:29 — in which humanity is given a vegan diet — with Genesis 9:3 as de facto annulling the previous scripture...

1 Timothy 4 and Veganism, A Closer Look – Part Six

PART ONE PART TWO PART THREE PART FOUR PART FIVE Last week in Part Five, we learned about how the Jewish Tradition has understood the blessing of food before meals.  We learned that in the “Jewish tradition meat and fish, together with animal foods, come last in...

1 Timothy 4 and Veganism, A Closer Look – Part Two

We continue with Part Two….. 2.  The Text of 1 Timothy 4  1 But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,2 by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their...

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