All tagged Genesis

Genesis 1 and the Framework Interpretation

Growing up in a conservative background, the default, the “biblical”, position was six literal 24-hour days. “The bible says day so it means day” was the logic. While admirable for taking the bible seriously as the inspired, inerrant Word of God, such literal biblicism misses the point that the creation narrative is not a scientific how-to guide for creation, it is a story portraying the creational work of God; it is a historical narrative.

Ex Nihilo (Part 2)

What I would encourage you to do is study the material in the original language, from both young earth creationist and old earth creationists. If all we do is read from our own camp, and in a translated language, we will inevitably miss the vastness of the creation narrative.

Elementary Cosmology

Heck, if I become convinced of the science I'll gladly accept many more of Walton's propositions. But for now I'm going to sit back and enjoy Genesis 1 as the description of a very old materialistic creation.

Ex Nihilo

The Genesis 1 account, written in Hebrew, seems to be one of the more complex sections of Scripture. Considering, also, that it is the beginning of the Christian scripture, that seems to make a lot of sense that this would be the most dense and complicated text it all of the Bible.

Late Evening Indictment

Editors Note: I asked my friend Aaron to do some poetry on the book of Genesis. He and I share an old earth view of creation. A daunting burden in a conservative world bent on ridiculing us. He did an excellent job with this and I put it before you on his behalf.