Theology of Health Marie Ardill Karissa Thomas Olive Mintah Joanna Johnson Monica Delong
Summary of Article- -Ad in New York City -Obesity? -Taxes vs Ads -Is charging your wallet or churning your stomach the right solution to solve obesity? -So what is the proper Christian response to health?
<ul><li>What the Bible has to say? </li></ul><ul><li>1 Corinthians 6:12-20 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Everything is permissible, but not everything is beneficial” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Although this passage pertains to sexual immorality, we can take this useful lesson and apply it to other aspects of our lives. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1 Corinthians 3:16-17 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Don’t you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit…?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We are to take care of our bodies and respect them, for the Holy Spirit dwell in them. </li></ul></ul>
Tradition- -In the past, the church has not been willing to take care of the members of its community -Passificistic approach -Turning a blind eye to the issue -Is deciding for your self the right response?
Experience- -Facts about soda: - 25% of all drinks in America are soda. - Typical can of soda- 150 calories - People who drink soda, diet or regular, are more prone to gain weight -Cigarettes- Taxes on tobacco only reduced use by 3-5 %
<ul><li>… Experience </li></ul><ul><li>The Church- “Overweight Americans Fight Obesity at Church” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How does the Church deal with obesity? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We believe that the church should deal with health and be involved in such matters so that individuals can have healthier life styles. </li></ul>
Theology of Health- -Health is taking care of your own body and striving to do your best, whether it is in school, job, or eating habits. Church- -Should the Church have the right to tell me if my body mass index is the right number? BMI= weight in lbs x 703 (height) ²
What do we mean by the Church’s involvement in promoting health? -The church can encourage people to join focus groups which will help people to monitor their own health. - The church's community should be active in spreading awareness about health issues, not just eating habits, but on a larger scale- physical, mental and emotion health. -The church should provide awareness about the importance of health. - NOT saying “No Cheetos” - YES to providing exercise groups .