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Archive for the ‘Creation’ Category

Seeing God in the Chaos

September 3, 2017

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” (Genesis 1:1-2) Now you might be wondering what this passage has to do with what we […]

Seeking Beauty

September 4, 2014

Goodness, truth, and beauty all come from God. He is the source of all three. Out of these three subjects, beauty is the most neglected. It has been ignored by many Christians and it has often been distorted by the world. Beauty is important. It attracts. We are drawn to what is beautiful. It is […]

David Lipscomb’s Theology of the Kingdom

July 22, 2013

On November 13, 1862 David Lipscomb met with Tolbert Fanning, E. G. Sewell, R. B. Trimble and several other men to discuss how Christians should respond to the Civil War. What came out of that meeting was a letter written by Fanning but containing the beliefs of all the men present.(1) The letter was addressed to “his excellency […]

God’s Good World

June 14, 2013

You can read my review of Jonathan R. Wilson’s new book, God’s Good World: Reclaiming the Doctrine of Creation, over at Englewood Review of Books. Check it out here  

Reflections on Agriculture and Work

September 14, 2012

“[All the ancient wisdom] tells us that work is necessary to us, as much a part of our condition as mortality; that good work is our salvation and our joy; that shoddy or dishonest or self-serving work is our curse and our doom. We have tried to escape the sweat and sorrow promised in Genesis […]

Why Did God Create?

August 13, 2012

  Why did God create? That seems like an impossible question to answer, but maybe it isn’t. The same question could be posed to us. Why do we create? Why do we have children? They are expensive. We must devote a vast amount of time to caring for them. They cause us anxiety and sometimes […]

Living in Community

August 2, 2012

We often do not talk about the importance of community, even though it is present from the very beginning. God dwells in community.  He is one and three. The trinity is a perfect communion.  God also creates in community. The Father, Son, and Spirit all play a role in creation. In Gen. 1:26 God says, […]

I’m Amazed

July 12, 2012

I’m amazed by all kinds of things.  I’ve seen many changes in my short lifetime.  I’ve seen things created that I didn’t think possible.  As a child I was amazed by a large computer that was not color and only performed the simplest of tasks, but now I carry a much superior computer in my […]