Lucas Land currently works in Santa Cruz, Bolivia with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) running Centro Menno, a center for Low German Mennonites that distributes German publications and runs a small library with books in German, Spanish, and English. He started a small sustainable landscaping business called Edible Lawns. He worked in 2011 with MCC on water and agriculture issues with Low-German Mennonites and local indigenous people. He was also an intern at World Hunger Relief, Inc. and a graduate of Truett Theological Seminary. He is married to the lovely Sarah and has three beautiful children, Asher, Lydia, and Dorothy.
This blog used to be called What Would Jesus Eat? and strated with a bit more narrow focus. Here’s what I wrote back then: A wise man once said, “Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink… Is not life more than food?” (Mt 6:25) Jesus obviously didn’t live in 21st century America. Life is certainly more than food, but it’s also not much without it. Food is at the center of who we are as people and as cultures. We gather around tables, share meals, cook for each other… or at least we used to. Food tells us a lot of things and connects to just about every area of life. That is why I’m convinced that the more we understand our food, what it is and where it comes from, the more we will understand the crazy complex world around us, including issues like globalization, the environment, poverty, hunger and health.
The header image is from Hyatt Moore, an artist I stumbled upon while looking for ethnic versions of the last supper.