Alicia Akins is the author of Invitations to Abundance: How the Feasts of the Bible Nourish Us Today. In Invitations to Abundance, Akins guides the reader through the theme of “feasts,” as found in the Bible. She also explores the significance of knowing God’s table is spread before you.
Associate Editor Timothy Isaiah Cho spoke with Akins about the themes explored in her book. The transcript has been edited for clarity.
Can you tell me a bit about yourself and your work?
Thanks for having me. So, my name is Alicia and I live in DC. I’ve been here for about the past seven years. My current work, I work with an international exchange public diplomacy program that’s run through the State Department and I’m on the East Asia Pacific team. So, I work with students and scholars coming from the East Asia Pacific region to the United States for their programs. And before that, I was at the Smithsonian’s Asian Art Museum. So, I have a deep interest in Asia. Outside of work. I’m also currently a student at [Reformed Theological Seminary] in DC, and I’m active in my church here as well.