The Church Potluck: Introduction

When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire in place, with fish laid out on it, and bread. Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.” So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, 153 of them. And although there were so many, the net was not torn. Jesus said to them:

“Come and have breakfast.”

– John 21:9-12a

Why have a church blog about food?

No one who has ever been to a Southern church potluck dwells on this question too long. Like our first century brethren before us, we know that food and fellowship go hand in hand. That’s why at the heart of Christian worship, there’s a meal.

Jesus cooked breakfast for his disciples.

And like a great many servant-leaders in our church (who’ve cooked far more meals for our members than I), one of the great privileges I’ve had while serving here is to cook. And at least some people have been kind enough (or polite enough) to ask me for some of the recipes I’ve used.  Since we have so many wonderful chefs, I thought I’d make a space on our church blog to share.

So, light the charcoal. Bake the bread and casseroles. Bring the fish.

“Come and have breakfast.”

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