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August 25, 2014
Common arguments about the creation account (Part 1)

In this and the next post I will evaluate some common Scriptural arguments about how to interpret the Genesis creation account. I will answer common objections raised against my interpretation, and evaluate common arguments put forth for my position. Now, as I mentioned before, there has already been so much written on this topic that […]

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August 18, 2014
The simple essential meaning of the Genesis creation story

Image: Creation window, Chester Cathedral, by William Starkey In attempting to understand the Genesis creation story, it's easy to get lost in the many different interpretations and get discouraged. You may begin to wonder, "what hope do we have of understanding the rest of the Bible if the first chapter is already this confusing?" On a […]

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August 11, 2014
How is "light" used in the Bible, particularly in the creation story?

Image: The Creation of Light, by Gustave DorĂ© In my previous post, I mentioned that the creation of light in the first day of Genesis 1 is a strong hint that this passage should be interpreted metaphorically. Light is simply too powerful as a symbol to discount this interpretation. In order to back up my claim, […]

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August 5, 2014
Interpreting Genesis 1 by looking through John 1

Image: from And Like Gold Refined Genesis chapter 1 needs no introduction. I am currently attempting to construct an interpretation of this immensely important passage, which has ever been a difficult and controversial endeavor. A standard practice when we run into such difficulty is to look to other parts of the Bible which could clarify our […]

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