Creation versus Salvation

The Bible begins with Creation, but Christian theology has, for centuries, had other priorities. Many believe the primary story of the Old Testament is the election of Israel. This election of Israel as an emphasis reduces Creation to an afterthought, a mere accessory to the weightier biblical concern of human salvation. Salvation History is theContinue reading “Creation versus Salvation”

God’s Desire for Intimacy

“Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.’ So God created man, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:26-27). Mere chance could not direct Creation toward such heights, nor was such a possibility seriously proposed until recently. For God’s personhood liesContinue reading “God’s Desire for Intimacy”

The Universal God

The modern world has lost touch with the text describing the beginning. This absence of context has caused the seventh day in many ways to become an ideological and theological orphan. What makes matters worse is that is over the last two centuries, the worldview of the Bible’s readers has dramatically shifted. Most have adoptedContinue reading “The Universal God”