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Ep 30: It’s Christmas, so let’s talk food

Feasting vs fasting – and food in Narnia

Episode 30 of Eternity‘s podcast With All Due Respect

* Warning: you may hear Megan and Michael munching on “Tumnus cake” throughout this episode. Head to the “Marg and Dave” section below for the recipe.

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It’s Christmas – but should Christians be feasting or fasting?

It’s hard to avoid excessive amounts of food at this time of year. But should Christians be taking a counter-cultural approach, just as in Orthodox traditions where people have fasted during Advent for centuries?

Megan and Michael explore the theology of food and offer a biblical understanding of Christmas feasting.

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Food in The Chronicles of Narnia series by CS Lewis

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Find out more about the hosts of With All Due Respect:

Rev Dr Michael Jensen, rector at St Mark’s Anglican Darling Point, author, public commentator

Rev Megan Powell du Toit, ordained Baptist minister, Publishing Manager of the Australian College of Theology, editor of the journal Colloquium

We got the idea of our two-header theology and culture podcast from this show: The Movie Show/At the Movies.

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