Category Archives: Theology

The Gospel According to Genesis: A God Who Makes Promises, Part 2

There are a couple of important points to make about the flood story:  The flood account reveals God’s wrath against sin.  The flood story makes clear that God’s wrath is kindled because of sin. We’re reminded of the foundational truth … Continue reading

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The Gospel According to Genesis: A God Who Creates, Part 3

We’ve been talking about the biblical truth that God is our Creator. But the biblical story points to a force that works against God’s purposes in creation. It’s a force that undoes the good of God’s original creation. In this … Continue reading

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The Gospel According to Genesis: A God Who Creates, Part 2

The Bible begins with this universal truth: God is the Creator. Not only are we all created by God; we’re also created a particular way, for a particular purpose. According to Genesis 1:27, all humanity bears the image of God.  … Continue reading

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The Gospel According to Genesis: A God Who Creates, Part 1

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  Genesis 1:1 With these words, God sets out to tell the most epic story of all.  The Bible is the story of the God who creates. That’s one of the foundational … Continue reading

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Somewhere South of Atlanta: What Makes for Peace

So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. Romans 14:19 I had about 12 hours of “windshield time” yesterday as we drove home from Florida — lots of time to think. I started thinking about … Continue reading

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Best Books of 2019

Each year I set myself a goal to read 52 books — one per week. Most years I don’t hit the mark but I read exactly 52 books in 2018 and by the time I finish my current read, I’ll … Continue reading

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Walter Wink on the power of the cross

As the structures of value and normative behavior in this age, wisdom and law are the powers that regulate existence for Gentile and Jew respectively. They are symbolic abbreviations of what the civilized and religious world considers its highest values. … Continue reading

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