Where do you expect to find God? Some people look to church buildings as special holy places where they feel closer to God, especially if the building is old and beautiful with lots of stained glass windows. For others, God is felt in the countryside as they enjoy the beauty of nature. But is that really any closer to God than in your front room at home. Continue reading
Here we pick up on our “How did we get here?” Creation Series:
The contemporary discussion about origins is usually polarised between Atheistic Evolution and some form of Creation or Intelligent Design approach. Later on, we are going to have a look at the Creation v Evolution debate; however, it is worth noting that, for most of history, atheistic evolution has not been the primary rival to the Biblical account of Creation.
Rather, when the Bible accounts were first written, each ancient culture had its own Creation myth or story. Indeed, some scholars have suggested that the Genesis account of Creation, Fall and Flood is an Israelite copy or adaption of either the Babylonian or the Canaanite origins myth. Such a view is a little simplistic and not without its problems, however, and we will come back to that later. Continue reading
Towards the end of the book of Genesis we’re told about the 12 sons of Jacob. Joseph, the second youngest son is sold by his brothers into slavery in Egypt. There, God enables him to interpret dreams and rise to the role of Grand Vizier or Prime Minister. Continue reading