This year, I’m utilizing the 7 I AMs to navigate Lent. I needed something different and thought that they carried the plot lines of Lent well. Jesus faces more and more antagonism as the I AMs progress. The final I AM (I am the Vine) occurs on Maundy Thursday. Today I was exploring “I am the Gate of the Sheep” together with “I am the … Continue reading Who’s the Gatekeeper?
I love both Creation stories, and I value their collective introduction to the story of redemption that is the Holy Bible. I think that the Creation vs. Evolution debate totally clouds over the rhythmic, poetic nature of Genesis 1 and the earthy, intimate depiction of YHWH and adam in Genesis 2. I think that the nature of the stories push the ‘how’ question to the … Continue reading Parallelism in Genesis 2-3