What, Exactly, Did God Breathe?

My post on Adam and Christ generated the range of predictable responses, from, “Thank God someone is saying what I’ve thought for a long time,” to “How on earth can anyone believe what Paul says about the resurrection of Jesus if he flubbed so badly on the existence of Adam?!” To the latter question I […]

Images Are For Worship

Before I jump into today’s post on The Life of Adam and Eve, I want to say a word to those of you who don’t live in the world of biblical studies. Often, we use ancient parallel material as part of our research. Here’s the point: often when we read scripture we think we know […]

What’s On Your Plate?

Slowing the blogging pace and stepping back for a week or two over the holidays, I started to think about what streams of conversation are flowing with particular force these days. Over the past couple of years there have been emergent or missional conversations that always provided ready fodder for conversation. But those streams have […]

Hope

“Hope is when you wish for something.” “No, hope is when you really think something is going to happen.” This conversation, overheard from the back seat of my car, embodies the dissonance many of us live in between hope as a powerful life-giving reality, and hope as a wishy-washy sense of desire. I choose my […]