GUEST: HALEY ERICKSON, Christian Nutrition Coach and Personal Trainer

While there is great diversity in the world—religion, culture, socio-economic, geographic, personal experience, family background, education, etc.—there are some things we all have in common. One of them is a physical body.

It’s interesting to note that God spoke everything into existence except for Adam (man), which God formed the “dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being” (Gen. 2:7). God didn’t have to create a physical body for Adam but He did. And that’s significant.

We often focus on the immaterial part of our life—our soul and spirit—but let’s consider that God designed a material, physical body to “embody” the soul and spirit.

So how should we view and care for the body God gives us? As temporary, decaying, and therefore fairly unimportant? Thus, “eat, drink, and be sedentary for tomorrow we die”.

Or should we view and care for the body as a “temple of the Holy Spirit” (1 Cor. 6)? And what exactly does that mean in practical ways with regard to eating, exercise, and rest.

We hope you tune in this weekend to The Christian Worldview, as we will examine the under-examined topic of our physical bodies.