Saturday, June 20, 2009

    Food, Inc.

    I suspect Food, Inc. is a film that all youth ministers need to see and discuss with their youth ministry groups this summer. We can give a lot of lip service to appreciating God's creation and protecting the environment and yet the meals on our dinner tables are the product of all sorts of practices that harm the earth, promote horrific mistreatment of animals, and encourage us to eat food that is ruining our health. No time like the summer, when everyone is out in the fresh air and the natural world, to invite our youth to reflect on how the simple act of eating at a fast food restaurant may be disrespecting all we claim in the Genesis creation stories.