Picking up the second part of Adam’s designed purpose of “working” and “keeping” the garden, we discuss mainly the spiritual foundations of “keeping” the way of life. This includes the mediation of angels and the culmination in the New Adam, Christ. It newly inspires us once again toward the kingdom realities here and now, as […]
This often-overlook verse at the end of Genesis 1 relates a substantial and important doctrine: God imputes value to his creation. His judgment of his creation is the basis of all objective reality and history. God’s image also imputes value. This is the basis of the marketplace in God’s creation. This phenomenon affects every single […]
The dominion mandate is inseparable from the Image of God; both were corrupted in the fall, but Scripture shows they are fully restored and recapitulated in Christ Jesus. This is our call, our restoration, and our mission!
Scripture sees the dominion mandate from multiple perspectives, but there is one thing it is certainly not supposed to mean for God’s people. Find out here. . . .
What does it mean to be created in the Image of God, exactly? Theologians have been quite diverse on this, but we have at least some answers—some very interesting ones in fact! Join us as we consider the Image in Adam, both male and female, humanity as a whole, its ultimate fulfillment in Christ himself, […]
Animals appear in Scripture as symbols in crucial theological areas: God, man, sacrifices, case laws, nations, tyrannies, food laws, prophecies, and more . . . all for important reasons to which we really need to pay attention. Your freedom depends on it. Commentary on Genesis 1:20-25. Podcast version here.
God created the dry land. He also calls himself and Christ “the Rock” over and over again in Scripture. Rocks feature in many prominent and important ways, and we must pay attention. Eden especially contained special “glorified” rocks such a gold and precious gems. The temple/tabernacle employs these as symbols; the priest is clothed with […]
Our first exegetical podcast session: Genesis 1:1. A beginning look at worldview concepts in Genesis 1:1, including primarily the Creator-Creation distinction, the Sovereignty of the creator, the goodness of creation, and how these concepts contrast with non-biblical worldviews.
Please check out our new video podcast, The Devoted Word. We’re doing an exegetical podcast from Genesis through Revelation, beginning with Genesis 1:1. We have several episodes already up and active now! Check out this sampler from our first topical session, “What do we mean by ‘Biblical Theology’?” If you love Scripture, I am sure […]