The Garden (Genesis 2:4-25)

Introduction We now get what many scholars take to be a second and possibly contradictory creation account.[1]  By the way, I think it is unlikely that someone would just stick two contradictory accounts side by side: common sense tells me that. There are also good reasons found in the text itself for rejecting that suggestionContinue reading “The Garden (Genesis 2:4-25)”

The Beginning of the Story (Genesis 1:1-2:3)

The story of Creation starts right at the beginning of the Bible. The stage is set, the main characters introduced and we begin to read about who God is and what he is doing in time and space.  In Genesis 1, we are told that God creates the world over a 7 day time frame.Continue reading “The Beginning of the Story (Genesis 1:1-2:3)”

Truth and lies about Creation

What we believe affects how we live. This includes what we believe about four key things: We are now going to take some time to look at what we believe about Creation. We’re going to do this in four parts: The story of Creation. We will start by looking at the first three chapters ofContinue reading “Truth and lies about Creation”

Is it hubris to believe we can control a virus?

Glen Scrivener thinks it is.  So today I am going to do the risky thing and attempt to disagree with a brilliant mind!  First of all, we need to distinguish between “Can we potentially control a virus.” And “have we been able to control this one” or “will we definitely be able to control it.”Continue reading “Is it hubris to believe we can control a virus?”

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

We are now entering another week of lockdown. We are under strict instruction not to leave our homes unless we are key workers except for daily exercise, essential shopping and medical needs.  Hitting the Easter holidays will make that sense of what we are missing out on all the more painful for many of us.Continue reading “Absence makes the heart grow fonder”