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Genesis 1

  • Thumbnail Community is the vehicle of God’s mission. In this blog series, we are looking at the topic missional effectiveness . Once again, missional effectiveness is embracing the totality of the missio Dei—including its message, movement, and marks—and enacting it in the life of a local church. So far, I have covered the message and movement of God’s mission. In the next […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Why Married Sex Is Social Justice   1 year, 6 months ago · View

    Thumbnail It’s not only a solid biblical model—it’s also good for human flourishing. My wife and I recently found ourselves comparing notes with friends who have children moving into the teenage years. We are anxious voyagers readying ourselves for stormy seas. Some of these discussions have pondered the best approach for “the talk”—on sex, dating, and marriage. And […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Did Moses edit Noah?   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    Defending a literal Genesis 1 through a speaking and inscripturating God

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Modes of Mission: A Missional Practice   1 year, 12 months ago · View

    Thumbnail What can we learn from Paul when it comes to living on mission? Thus far, I have attempted to outline the missional modes, or impulses, of “community” and “sentness” when the missio Dei is enacted. But there is one more missional mode that is enacted when the Church embraces the totality of God’s mission—and that mode is […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Don’t the girls’ feelings count?   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    In Genesis 1, God said: “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” God created human creatures in […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Interview: The Lost World of Adam and Eve   2 years, 10 months ago · View

    ThumbnailOld Testament scholar John Walton affirms a historical Adam—but says there are far more important dimensions to Genesis. In recent years, John Walton, professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, has been both lauded and criticized for his interpretation of Genesis 1–2. In his 2009 landmark book, The Lost World of Genesis One (InterVarsity Press), he argued […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: How the World’s Top 10 Countries Search the Bible Differently   3 years, 10 months ago · View

    ThumbnailAre pastors preaching Paul too much and Old Testament too little? Leading Bible website analyzes top verses searched by millions worldwide. Which Bible verses are searched for most often in the world's 10 most populous countries? Psalm 23, Genesis 1, and 1 Corinthians 13, according to the world's leading Bible website. Yet China, India, the United […]

  • ThumbnailThinking about starting back at Genesis 1 this New Year’s? Experts weigh in on whether that’s the best plan. More than 7.5 million reading plans were completed by YouVersion users last year (25 of its 700+ are whole-Bible plans). will begin tracking completion rates for its 15 plans this year. We asked several experts whether […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: You Were Made for More Than Safety   4 years, 2 months ago · View

    ThumbnailBut Owen Strachan’s summons to risky living isn’t just another entry in the “radical” genre. Exodus tells us that God saved Israel that it might "serve/worship" ( avodah) him (Ex. 7:16; 8:1; 9:1). Contrary to what we might think, the Israelites weren't set "free" to go off, settle in, and have a safe, pleasant life according to their […]

  • ThumbnailThe author of ‘Inside Out’ makes a new elevator pitch for male and female. The most feminine woman might very well be that one slouched at the table, slurping up soup wearing muddy hunting boots and camo vest. The most masculine man might be that one running down the street, fretting about being late for his […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: ‘Imago Dei’ in a Nursing Home   4 years, 10 months ago · View

    ThumbnailBringing Alzheimer’s into the pro-life Christian conscience. Imagine getting in your car to head to the grocery store and realizing that despite the countless times you've made the trip, you no longer know how to get there. Or picture this scenario: you're convinced you're living in your childhood home with your parents, only to have a […]