Genesis and a biblical ‘first wave’ feminism

If Genesis is indeed the opening statement of the inspired Word of God, then it seems God doesn’t have a very high view of women. If the portrayal of women in Genesis is really not much different to that of contemporary Ancient Near Eastern texts with which it shares its textual origins, then, it isContinue reading “Genesis and a biblical ‘first wave’ feminism”

This I know, for the Bible tells me so. His name is George Floyd, and yes, I am my brother’s keeper

The first anniversary of George Floyd’s passing is on Tuesday 25th May. In this chapter length article, I reflect on the lessons we might draw from the Genesis account of Cain, Abel and Lamech and the tragic events in Minneapolis a year ago. The biblical account also makes passing comment about the progress of civilisation and posts some clues about law and order in society, which I consider in regard to developments in space exploration and the US presidency.

Earth Day 2021. Caring for Creation and a Christian, biblical worldview.

What is the Biblical ‘worldview’ and is it significant and serious enough to equip us to tackle the climate emergency? In this post I try to explain that, in fact, the Christian worldview surpasses even that demand.

See, Mother, I make all things New.

An Easter reflection for April 2021. They say that you can’t choose your family. This ‘wise saying’ suggests many facets of insight, one of which is to imply that it is practical as well as possible to choose your friends. I am not sure the difference between family and friends is so clear, at leastContinue reading “See, Mother, I make all things New.”

Elijah meets God in Goldilocks’ Universe

We certainly need the Elijah kind of prophetic voice in our world, doing business with God in His world, supporting kings and all those in authority in prayer and action, especially in responding to the Climate Crisis. Might you be one of the next 7000?

This is the Day that The LORD has made: We will reorientate and go gardening in it!

Much everyday wisdom is confirmed by scripture. Let’s see how six simple ways to start your day with the Holy Spirit can draw on divine resources to make an impact on eternity- every single day at a time!

Suddenly, I notice I am being followed. (Where is Eden?)

Genesis 3: 22-24 Reading Genesis is hard for many reasons. We are often blind to the assumptions we’ve been schooled in. It’s so easy to read any familiar passage of scripture, automatically returning to yesterday’s manna, chewing over the same aspect of the truth that spoke powerfully to us in an earlier Day. Sure, thereContinue reading “Suddenly, I notice I am being followed. (Where is Eden?)”

Ezekiel’s job description: Prophet as Co-Creator.

To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die… says Ecclesiastes 3:1. This is a theological embrace of the circle of life and all the other cycles of nature. God created the lights in the sky to be signs on the Earth (GenesisContinue reading “Ezekiel’s job description: Prophet as Co-Creator.”

Beginning with Ruth the Moabitess: women co-creating the future

January 1st 2021 “The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.” Genesis 3:20 ESV In a footnote we are told that Eve sounds like the Hebrew for life-giver and resembles the word for living. Is our direction in life determined by a significant choice or particular pivotal events? One of my leadersContinue reading “Beginning with Ruth the Moabitess: women co-creating the future”

Genesis 2:5-9 Theological terraforming and the Genesis worldview.

Genesis 2:5-9 (ESV) When no bush of the field[a] was yet in the land[b] and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground, 6 and a mist[c] was going up from the land and was watering the whole face of theContinue reading “Genesis 2:5-9 Theological terraforming and the Genesis worldview.”