Edible Theology

Kendall Vanderslice Talks About Dinner Churches, the Gospel and Feasting

Kendall is a baker and writer, who says her best thinking occurs when she has a lump of dough in her hands. After embarking on a career as a pastry chef, she found that her love of bread transformed the ways she read scripture. Fascinated by God’s use of food throughout the arc of the Gospel, she merged her work in the kitchen with an academic study of food and theology.

Kendall is a graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois (BA Anthropology 2013), where she began engaging questions of food and faith. Interested in commensality (the social dynamics of eating together) she studied food at Boston University (MLA Gastronomy 2016). She is now a student at Duke University, studying the theology of bread (MTS 2019).

Her first book, We Will Feast: Rethinking Dinner, Worship, and the Community of God (Eerdmans) releases May 2019.

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