In light of a very lengthy (and heated) NN discussion regarding alterations to the CCC, I drafted a blog post that proposes we approach it more holistically. Okay, I admit it, shameless self promotion here! But really, I don't see this as a final draft, more of an evergreen document. In fact, many Naznetters have already indirectly contributed to my thought process for which I am grateful.
Here are some excerpts from the entry:
"We talk about sin related matters in the Code of Christian Conduct, but we have failed to explicitly spell out the dangers of not caring for the temples that God gave us. We have statements that denounce alcohol consumption, gambling and the use of tobacco, but there is very little to addresses a looming killer in our midst; overeating, poor diet and inactivity."
"John Wesley was outstanding example of physical health and activity...he had a zeal for walking and journeyed thousands of miles on foot even into his 80's."
"Pastor and author Rick Warren recently pledged to lose 90 lbs during a 52 week Church fitness plan developed in conjunction with Dr. Oz. Warren claims he gained 3 pounds each year during his 30 year tenure at Saddleback."
"High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a worst offender and often receives the dubious distinction of being the “crack cocaine” of sweeteners. It does not satisfy the hunger cycle, in fact, it blocks the brain’s ability to tell the body it has eaten"
"The quest to reclaim one’s body is an expression of holiness"
"Too often, Christians are guilty of compartmentalizing. In other words, they divorce their spiritual lives from their physical health. By promoting a holistic life-outlook, we encourage Christians to come to a better understanding of what God desires."