Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Upcoming Conference

Vision Forum is preparing for their conference, The Reformation of Food & The Family, which is coming soon, July 12-14. It will be a great conference, as far as I can tell so far, for those interested in the topic and will involve and promote many discussions I'm sure. Doug Philips has written a good article introducing the conference:
You do it three times a day, seven days a week and fifty-two weeks a year. If you live to be 85 years of age, you will experience it more than 90,000 times. It is called food, and it was designed by God as the fuel of life. But to describe food merely as fuel falls short of the depth and breadth of the biblical message. Frankly, there are few subjects which are addressed as often in the Bible as food. Hundreds, if not thousands of Scripture verses, incorporate various types of food, directions about food and spiritual lessons in which food is an element.
In food we see the love of Jesus Christ for His Church, the wisdom of God as Creator, the mercy of the Lord on the sons of men, and a vehicle for structuring and organizing the life and dominion labors of mankind. In the Bible we see food for fellowship; food as a spiritual picture; food as blessing; food for feasting, health, and even discipleship. And that is just the start. It is even possible to look at biblical history through the grid of man’s relationship to food—food and famine, food and judgment, food and blessing, food and prosperity, and the list goes on. Certainly many of the greatest victories, crimes, celebrations, ceremonies, revelations, and judgments took place around events that involved food.
To read more, go to: About the Event

I hope we will preserve unity while the discussions are going and that people come out of this conference, and the topic in general, with more thankfulness towards God and man with a drive to do better.

-Peter B.

1 comment:

  1. This conference sounds really interesting; we wish we could go!