Posts Tagged "Creation"

What Went Wrong? The Fall of Humanity (Genesis 3)

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I’m sure you’ve heard of Murphy’s Law: “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” But do you know who Murphy is? Most likely, the adage originates with Edward Murphy, a scientist who conducted experiments at what is now Edwards Airforce Base in the late 1940s. My wife Marny and I experienced Murphy’s Law many times. At our wedding, because of unexpected snow, Marny had to rent a fur coat and ran late. We had to play the Adagio prelude tape multiple times, and the pastor started teasing me, asking if I thought my bride would show up. Then, at the end of the wedding, just after... Read More

What Is Life’s Purpose? Why Are We Here? (Genesis 1-2)

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What’s the bestselling book of all time? You guessed it: it’s the Bible. But what about the second-bestselling book of all time? Many of you have heard the answer: Rick Warren’s The Purpose-Driven Life. The book’s popularity attests to the fact that we all have a deep longing to discover the purpose for which we exist. What is life’s purpose? Why are we here? None of us can reflect on the deepest existential questions on a daily, weekly, or even monthly basis. Of necessity, we’re engrossed in the daily tasks of getting the kids to school, doing our work, and keeping our marriage... Read More

What Is God’s Gendered Design?

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Margaret and Andreas Kostenberger recently fielded questions addressed to them by Matt Smethurst of The Gospel Coalition regarding their new book God’s Design for Man and Woman. Here is an excerpt of their interview: In the book you survey the Bible’s theology of man and woman. What do you understand God’s design for man and woman to be? In our biblical-theological survey from Genesis to Revelation we identify a pervasive pattern of male leadership as well as a pattern of male-female partnership. Far from flowing from a few isolated, debated passages, the pattern of male leadership... Read More