Ian Chris

The Consequences of the Covenant: the Woman (Genesis 3:16)

Judgement Day continues. The woman is condemned to experience pain in childbirth and the domination of her husband. But how does that make sense? Shouldn’t the punishment fit the crime? Surely something more must be going on here?

The Consequences of the Covenant: the Serpent (Genesis 3:9-15)

Judgement Day begins. The serpent is condemned to endure millennia of war and inevitable defeat. But why? Isn’t the serpent just an animal? How can it be held accountable?

The Breaking of the Covenant (Genesis 3:1-8)

God told the man not to seize the fruit of knowledge for himself, but now a serpent shows up and says he really should. Why? Where did this serpent come from? And why is it a serpent and not something else?

The People of the Covenant (Genesis 2:18-25)

God commissions a woman to act as helper to the high priest, to work him and protect him. But protect him from what?

The Priest of the Covenant (Genesis 2:15-17)

God commissions the man to act as Prime Minister and Priest of the garden-temple, to work it and protect it. But protect it from what?

The Foundations of the Covenant (Genesis 2:4-14)

A special creature is scraped together out of the dust of a wilderness planet and receives the image of God. Meanwhile, in the mountains of the east, a valley fills with life and begins to spill over into the wastelands below…

He is There and He is Not Silent (Genesis 1:1-2)

The first two verses of scripture reveal that there is One God, that he is a Personal God, and that he has the power of creation and destruction. But is that all there is to know about him?

The Structure of the Apocalypse (Genesis 1:3-13)

God begins to share who he is with the universe. Revelation produces structure. Structure makes room for life. And life leads to further revelation.

The System of the Apocalypse (Genesis 1:14-25)

God fills the structures he made with life and, in the process, reveals what exactly is going on.

The Priesthood of the Apocalypse (Genesis 1:26-31)

Worshipers need worship leaders. And the worship leaders need to know God intimately if they are to lead others closer to the source of life. So God creates a special set of living creatures who can do just that.

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