The story of our salvation starts with forbidden fruit and ends with bread and wine at the Lord’s Table. On a snowy day in downtown Chicago, as the first day of Advent drew near, I sat with my upper-class systematic theology students to discuss the meaning of the sacraments. I opened my lecture with a simple question: “If forbidden fruit brought sin, can bread and wine bring redemption?” At first, some of my students sat and scratched their heads. But over the course of our conversation, the class soon began to understand the theological dimensions of what we eat and…