Your Best Life Now = No Bacon

Joel Osteen says bacon isn’t kocher for Christians… but turkey bacon is in…

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Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the campus pastor at Creek Road South Bank, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus.

8 thoughts on “Your Best Life Now = No Bacon”

  1. “I’m ruining all y’all’s lunch”

    I feel like a pig or a shrimp now. Unclean from eating this blokes toxins.

  2. Needs to sack his sermon writer, cant even get the facts right. Cows have four stomachs (or four compartments to be accurate) not three.

  3. Ok, so his exegesis is a little, er, fishy.. but if what he says about pigs’ diets (and I’ve heard that before, actually) then he’s got a nutritional point!

  4. Lee,
    I think you’re on to something – it’s probably the spiritual gift of discernment.

    Al,

    What about a shrimp wrapped in bacon?

    Jack,

    I’d say there are a few earlier causes for concern than failing at science – perhaps failing at reading the New Testament… or failing to realise that we’re not Jewish.

    Andrew,

    I’m pretty sure that farmed pigs are eating proper diets and not running around eating their diseased young. Also, our OT lecturer is actually (from his previous professional life – he has a PhD in cow stuff) an expert on cattle and if I recall correctly, suggested that there’s not much difference between eating cows and pigs, at least not in the way Osteen suggests.

    Gary,

    I’m not sure what point you’re making about bacon not being kosher – obviously it’s not kosher for Jews – but “kosher” for Christians was a play on that – I think Osteen is extending the kosher laws to bacon (partly because of health benefits but mostly because he thinks it brings “glory to God” when we don’t eat bacon).

  5. According to Romans 14:20 I am free to eat bacon. But if I were to have the Osteens over for brunch, I’d probably serve them spinach and feta quiche rather than cause them to stumble.

  6. I’ve just put a pork shoulder in the oven.

    We had some crispy squid for lunch.

    Heaven help me!

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