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Pop-Up Theology: Faith and Food

Pop-Up Theology: Faith and Food

Jerremie Clyde has a passion for food-for growing it in a way that is healthy for the people who eat it, for the planet and for a just sharing of God-given bounty.

Clyde, who is a librarian and professor at the University of Calgary, said that he and his wife, Rita, were already big into gardening and were selling produce at the Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Market in Calgary, when Rita read Barbara Kingsolver’s book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and then books by American journalist and activist Michael Pollan. Those writers led them to think more about the effects of industrial farming. “That really made us wake up to what we were doing to our own food supply,” he said. “And once you know, there’s no going backwards.”

We all eat so this something we should all know more about. This is chance to hear Jerremie weave the relationship between faith, sustainability, and food together for us.

Part 1

The theology of food.


Part 2

The practicality of growing food in the Alberta context.

Pop-Up Theology: Faith and Work

Pop-Up Theology: Faith and Work

Our first Pop-Up Theology series was an experiment in bringing theological discussion into the public square and the first two lectures are now available online.

John Van Sloten is a Calgary pastor, teacher and writer. For over 20 years he’s been living into a worldview that seeks to discern God’s voice in all things. John’s first book, The Day Metallica Came to Church; Searching for the Everywhere God in Everything (2010), looks for glimpses of God in pop culture. His second book, Every Job a Parable; What Walmart Greeters, Nurses and Astronauts tell us about God (2017), listens for God’s words at work. John has received two John Templeton Foundation sub-grants to explore preaching science.