We all perceive the world through a particular lens, a worldview. Our diets are no different. Arguably, culture has the greatest influence on one’s diet, but God’s Word has a great deal to say about food, too. Analyzing this cultural effect on one’s nutrition in the context of a Christian worldview provides a foundation for evangelism through a nutrition ministry.
Read the following passages of Scripture:
- 1 John 2:16–17a
- Romans 12:1–2
- Proverbs 23:19–21
- Revelation 18
- Proverbs 22:1–12.
In addition, read at least 1 journal article from the recommended reading list provided below:
- Hawks SR, Goudy MB, Gast JA. Emotional Eating and Spiritual Well-Being: A Possible Connection? American journal of health education. 2003;34:30-33.
- Jung S. Consumption, Contrition, and Community. Dialog : a journal of theology. 2010;49:284-290.
- Sharpe PA, Wilcox S, Kinnard D, Condrasky MD. Community Health Advisors’ Participation in a Dissemination and Implementation Study of an Evidence-Based Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Program in a Faith-Based Setting. Journal of community health. 2018;43:694-704.
- Mathewson LR. ‘Lord, what shall I eat? how much should I weigh?’: A reflection on healing our relationship with food. Sojourners Magazine. 2007;36(7):32-37.
- BOYATZIS CJ, KLINE S, BACKOF S. Experimental Evidence that Theistic-Religious Body Affirmations Improve Women’s Body Image. Journal for the scientific study of religion. 2007;46:553-564.
- Byrd S. Eat, pray, grow: God used something unusual to get my attention about my soul: food. Today’s Christian woman [serial online]. 2009;31:34.
Write a 2–3-page, paper and integrate biblical references. Use the following bolding headings to guide your discussion.
- How do these passages of Scripture apply to the topic of the US culture’s view of nutrition?
- Explain your culture’s view of food (gratification, lack of discipline, etc.).
- Discuss how the journal article may influence someone with a Christian worldview of nutrition.
Be sure to use references and to cite them in current AMA format.
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