Reflections on Genesis 2

If Genesis 1 doesn’t make you feel special by being God’s final, very good creation Genesis 2 should do it for you. Of all six days of creation the story focuses on the sixth day when God created man. God takes the lifeless dust of the ground and forms a man out of it. God […]

Reflections on Genesis 1 – God Our Creator

In John Walton’s NIV Application Commentary he points out that the verb “Bara”, translated “to create” occurs 48 times in the Hebrew Old Testament. Every single time God is the subject of the verb and when God creates he doesn’t manufacture out of existing materials. God creates from nothing (ex nihilo). God is on a […]

Reflections on Genesis 1 – Background

I recently realized that our men’s class hadn’t studied a single Old Testament book in depth in at least five years. So last night we started a class on Genesis and from time to time I want to share some reflections that come out of preparing to teach that class. Beginnings: First there is the […]

Louie Giglio – How Great is Our God

Awesome video recommended to me by Donny Dillon called Louie Giglio: How Great is Our God. The whole video is just under an hour long and Giglio does a fantastic job talking about how amazing creation is. Here is one segment of the five segments you can find on youtube. The best part is around […]

The Crucifixion of Christ

We don’t like to leave Christ on the cross for very long. Our theology often gets in a rush to the resurrection. But the resurrection lacks its own possibility if you exclude the crucifixion of Christ. Anyone who has watched the movie The Passion of the Christ was moved by the brutality of what Jesus […]

Restoring Our Sense of Wonder

From the very beginning man has been on a mission to subdue and rule over the earth, ” God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature […]

God Is Hands On

When God made the world and everything it in, he spoke it into existence. When God made man he made him from the dust of the ground. When God made woman, he made her from a rib. You can speak from a distance. God didn’t speak Adam or Eve into existence. He made them and […]

Christ & Culture – Beauty

★☆★ The Dove self-esteem Fund The way beauty is defined over time and across cultures varies dramatically. We look to the arctic and to Fiji to find ideal body types that are much more robust than we find in Western cultures of today. We look to the past to the painters of Western Europe several […]

Adam Stood Tall, Christ Took the Fall

Genesis 2:7 says, “the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground [——-and ——] breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. I wonder if just after forming man from the dust of the ground, God looked down at the lifeless body of Adam and […]