“Joy to the World”

Long time readers of my blogservations about the world will know that Joy to the World is one of the two approved Christmas carols. It is a song that celebrates the arrival of the great king that the earth has needed, and lacked, since almost the very beginning. God creates humanity to rule the world […]

Theological Adams: Gendered

Someone asked what the ramifications would be for male female relationships if the Gen 1-3 stories are not intended to be “history,” as such. Here, I don’t think that literal history matters very much. The point of the story is to describe how things came to be the way they are. They provide indicatives that […]

Back to Adam, again…

Last week I highlighted Adam’s return to the news. At a point more directly related to Christian theology than previous scientific realizations, current investigations into human origins are calling a traditional Christian understanding of the world into question. We survived a round earth. We survived a heliocentric solar system. Can we, as Christians, survive the […]

Pleasing to the Eye

Genesis 1-3 might be the most worked-over section of the Christian canon. The passages there are mined for indications of who we are as God’s creatures, what it might mean to be made in the image of God, what male-female relationships are “supposed” to look like in this world, what went wrong with God’s good […]