Adam and the Genome 11: Chapter 7- The Variety of Adams and Eves in the Jewish World and Chapter 8- Adam, the Genome, and the Apostle Paul

Adam and the Genome 11: Chapter 7- The Variety of Adams and Eves in the Jewish World and Chapter 8- Adam, the Genome, and the Apostle Paul We continue our review of the book, Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic Science, by Dennis Venema and Scot McKnight . Today, Chapters 7 and 8.Continue reading “Adam and the Genome 11: Chapter 7- The Variety of Adams and Eves in the Jewish World and Chapter 8- Adam, the Genome, and the Apostle Paul”

Adam and the Genome 10: Chapter 6- Adam and Eve of Genesis in Their Context: Twelve Theses

Adam and the Genome 10: Chapter 6- Adam and Eve of Genesis in Their Context: Twelve Theses We continue our review of the book, Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic Science, by Dennis Venema and Scot McKnight. Today, Chapter 6. One of the elements of reading Genesis 1-11 in its ancient near EastContinue reading “Adam and the Genome 10: Chapter 6- Adam and Eve of Genesis in Their Context: Twelve Theses”

Adam and the Genome 9: Chapter 5- Adam, Eve, and the Genome: Four Principles for Reading the Bible after the Human Genome Project.

Adam and the Genome 9: Chapter 5- Adam, Eve, and the Genome: Four Principles for Reading the Bible after the Human Genome Project We continue our review of the book, Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic Science, by Dennis Venema and Scot McKnight. Today, Chapter 5. The book now moves to the fourContinue reading “Adam and the Genome 9: Chapter 5- Adam, Eve, and the Genome: Four Principles for Reading the Bible after the Human Genome Project.”

Adam and the Genome 8: Chapter 4- What About Intelligent Design?

Adam and the Genome 8: Chapter 4- What About Intelligent Design? We continue our review of the book, Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic Science, by Dennis Venema and Scot McKnight . Today, Chapter 4. In the late 1990s, Dennis was a PhD student at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, studying geneticsContinue reading “Adam and the Genome 8: Chapter 4- What About Intelligent Design?”

Adam and the Genome 3: Chapter 2- Genomes as Language, Genomes as Books (Part 1)

Adam and the Genome 3: Chapter 2- Genomes as Language, Genomes as Books (Part 1) We continue our review of the book, Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic Science, by Dennis Venema and Scot McKnight . Today, Chapter 2- Part 1. Most people do not understand how evolution purports to work.  They thinkContinue reading “Adam and the Genome 3: Chapter 2- Genomes as Language, Genomes as Books (Part 1)”

Adam and the Genome 1

Adam and the Genome 1- Foreword and Introduction We are going to blog through the new book, Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic Science by Dennis Venema and Scot McKnight here at Internet Monk.  I, Mike the Geologist, your erstwhile science nerd, will attempt a chapter by chapter summary and discussion of this importantContinue reading “Adam and the Genome 1”

Adam & Eve: A Failure of Vocation

What the Bible offers is not a “works contract,” but a covenant of vocation. The vocation in question is that of being a genuine human being, with genuinely human tasks to perform as part of the Creator’s purpose for his world. The main task of this vocation is “image-bearing,” reflecting the Creator’s wise stewardship intoContinue reading “Adam & Eve: A Failure of Vocation”

Annual Review: A renewed commitment to resistance

Annual Review 2016 A renewed commitment to resistance 2016 may prove to be either a short blip of craziness in the annals of history or the beginning of a prolonged period of craziness (God help us). Whichever it turns out to be, “crazy” is the operable word, especially when we consider the jaw-dropping political transformations that marked theContinue reading “Annual Review: A renewed commitment to resistance”

Another Look: One Human Action, Profound Effects — Jesus and Adam

Note from CM: Since this subject came up in the discussion yesterday, I thought I would re-post a piece that I recommended in a comment (with edits and updates). I have also inserted additional material from another post, called “Paul, Christ, and Adam.” • • • Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world,Continue reading “Another Look: One Human Action, Profound Effects — Jesus and Adam”

What does the New Perspective mean for the Christian life?

• • • One of the better essays on Paul that I’ve read in recent years was written by Timothy Gombis in a new book about how the New Perspective affects our understanding of the life in Christ: The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life: Ethical and Missional Implications of the New Perspective. It seems thatContinue reading “What does the New Perspective mean for the Christian life?”