Meting out help for helpmeet

November 21, 2013

This badly misguided comment crossed my computer monitor yesterday: “GOD made women to be a helpmeet for Man, the Bible says. What is a Help Meet. It is a Proper assistant – A Second in command.” Helpmeet isn’t a real word — or at least it shouldn’t be a real word. It’s essentially a mistake, […]

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Abraham, Isaac and the Search for Truth

October 8, 2013

The story of the binding of Isaac in Genesis 22 offers fertile ground for theological reflection. It is a tale that is simultaneously reassuring and disconcerting, straightforward and complex, pragmatic and melodramatic. These divergent challenges are a crucial part of its enduring relevance to Christians, Jews and Muslims. It’s a story that defies reductive interpretation […]

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And It Wasn’t Very Good

February 19, 2013

It’s nice to see that my site is on the first page of Google search results for “list of biblical principles that twilight the movie is against.” So, since you asked, here’s the list (it’s a short one): “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.” (Gen. 1.31a) In case that’s […]

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Review: The Lost World of Genesis One by John Walton

October 16, 2012

Walton, John H. (2009). The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press. Walton lays out his reading of Genesis 1 in a clear and accessible manner, arguing persuasively that Genesis 1 is a functional, rather than a material, account of creation that describes the inauguration of a cosmic […]

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