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Whether you Eat or Drink…Do It All for the Glory of God

In my last entry, I mentioned the Latin phrase “Coram Deo,” which means “before the face of God.” All of life is to be lived before the face of God and to His glory. There is no higher, no lower—no sacred, no secular. God is Lord of all. What does this look like in everyday life? Check out this wonderful short film from Mark Kingston, a recent graduate of Regent College, Vancouver for one beautiful, inspiring example. 

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Watching this reminded me of two passages:

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” – 1 Cor. 10:31

“On that day HOLY TO THE LORD will be inscribed on the bells of the horses, and the cooking pots in the LORD’s house will be like the sacred bowls in front of the altar.” – Zechariah 14:21

– Scott Allen

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Scott Allen serves as president of the DNA secretariat office. After serving with Food for the Hungry for 19 years in both the United States and Japan, working in the areas of human resources, staff training and program management, he teamed up with Darrow Miller and Bob Moffitt to launch the DNA in 2008. Scott is the author of Beyond the Sacred-Secular Divide: A Call to Wholistic Life and Ministry and co-author of several books including, As the Family Goes, So Goes the Nation: Principles and Practices for Building Healthy Families. His most recent book is Why Social Justice is Not Biblical Justice. Scott lives with his wife, Kim, in Bend, OR. They have five children.


  1. the Diplomat's pen

    May 5, 2010 - 10:18 am

    Awesome vid. Really felt very inspired at the end there to have soup for the good of mankind. Thank you. I wish more of us would sit together and have soup and talk about what it means to be human and what it means to be made in God’s image. That would just be awesome, it would do humanity so much good. I don’t really understand the rationale behind the vid but it reminds me of when Jesus resurrected and appeared to the disciples – he asked Peter, do you love me? Peter says ‘you know I do’ and Jesus responds and says to him ‘feed my sheep’. I think that is an awesome responsibility – to feed his sheep – and funny enough, ‘the making of soup’ gladly illustrates to me what that process looks like on more levels than one.

  2. Kabwe M Kabwe

    June 10, 2010 - 3:03 am

    I have enjoyed your educative articles- I am a pastor in Zambia Africa, its very clear that we need a lot of work to address the issue of having a biblical world view among the many so called christians whose faith fails to live beyond the heart beleif.