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November 05, 2018
The Brand Preferences of Liberals vs. Conservatives
As we get ready for election day tomorrow--which we will discuss then--we all know...
June 18, 2018
Kansas City BBQ & Anthony Bourdain
I recently wrote a post called My BBQ Pilgrimage about my five days in Texas visiting acclaimed...
June 11, 2018
My BBQ Pilgrimage
The week before last I found myself in Texas at the very epicenter of the...
May 10, 2018
What We Spend on Food
Over half of the money that Americans spend on food goes for eating out in...
February 28, 2018
A Wolf, a Sheep, and Food that Digests Us
"A wolf in sheep's clothing" is someone who seems nice on the outside, like a...
February 28, 2018
The Vegemite President
I came across a British site that tossed off a word that I didn't know. ...
December 25, 2017
The Day Even Non-Believers Honor Jesus Despite Themselves
It's Christmas, hailed in at least one secular song as "the most wonderful time...
December 07, 2017
The Case of the Gay Wedding Cake
The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop, v....
November 23, 2017
Thanksgiving Days and Thanksgiving Feasts in the Bible
Thanksgiving is, of course, a national holiday. But devoting specific days for the purpose of...
November 23, 2017
How Turkeys Built America (and Why They Are Called “Turkeys”)
There is a reason why the turkey, the centerpiece of most Thanksgiving feasts, has such...
November 03, 2017
Luther’s Reformation of Beer
Not only did Martin Luther reform the church. He also reformed beer too. Specifically, the...
July 20, 2017
The left’s “hamburger problem”
Go to lunch with a progressive and you may well be badgered about how your hamburger...
May 30, 2017
Lawsuit for under-filled candy boxes
Someone is suing Hershey candies for underfilling boxes of Whoppers and Reese's Pieces. The package...
May 24, 2017
The invention of breakfast cereal and other wacky church history
You need to know about Luke T. Harrington, a Missouri Synod Lutheran who like me...
April 13, 2017
Eating, sacrifice, and the Gospel
When a thale cress plant is being eaten by a caterpillar, it responds by sending...
March 07, 2017
The liquid bread fast
In the 17th century, a strict order of monks gave up all solid foods for...
December 16, 2016
$12 coffee and the positional economy
Starbucks is opening some exclusive "Reserve Roasteries and Tasting Rooms," which will offer high-end coffee...
September 22, 2016
The invention of grape juice to avoid communion wine
Grape juice didn't exist, as a product, until 1869. It was invented by a Methodist...
September 13, 2016
Sugar industry paid scientists to blame fat
In the neverending battle against obesity, heart disease, and bad health, what are we supposed...
May 11, 2016
America, the beer
Budweiser beer will be calling itself "America" this summer, with patriotic slogans plastered all over its...
May 02, 2016
Theology & beer
A trend today is holding Bible studies, outreach ministries, and theological discussions in pubs, with the...
April 08, 2016
The artistic freedom of musicians and bakers
Liberal musicians have long objected to their work being used by conservative politicians. And, as...
October 22, 2015
Amazon sues writers of fake reviews
Who among us does not read consumer reviews before buying an online product? Or eating...
October 07, 2015
Is the 5-second rule valid?
When we drop a piece of food, we often invoke the "5-second rule," the principle...
September 07, 2015
Woody Guthrie’s chili recipe
There is a big new museum in Tulsa, the Woody Guthrie Center, honoring the great...
August 13, 2015
The Bread of Life
Pastor Douthwaite's sermon last Sunday was based on the reading from John 6, in which...
July 31, 2015
The theology of BBQ
There is a really good barbecue joint that opened near where I live, and I've...
April 08, 2015
Nutrition with a grain of salt
Nutritionists have taken back their warnings against dietary cholesterol. Now some are challenging the warnings...
February 12, 2015
You may now eat cholesterol-heavy foods
Have you been told to "watch your cholesterol," so you've gone on a diet that...
February 06, 2015
"Orthodoxy" means "right belief." Now there is a new word, "orthorexia," meaning "right eating." The...
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