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GIGO in a media-saturated culture

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I despise trite, corny little sayings meant to teach us about life.  Especially when they are true.  That’s just annoying.  When I was very young in the faith one of those corny little sayings floating around was, “Garbage in, garbage … Continue reading

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the turning | genesis 3.1

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When someone wants to take control of a situation, we sometimes say that they are “taking over the reins.” The image comes from the days of horse-drawn carriages when to take over the reins was to take control of the … Continue reading

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no ifs, ands or buts | genesis 2.25

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There was no shame because there was no reason to feel shame. Sin was not yet a reality in God’s good creation. Whereas the first creation story named, day by day, what took place, here there is no sense of … Continue reading

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made for one another | genesis 2.18

Apparently, my daughter’s rats thrive in community.  A couple of years ago, when her first rat died, she did some research and discovered that having two rats was much better than having only one.  They live happier, healthier lives when they are … Continue reading

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freedom within limits | genesis 2.16-17

On an immediate level, it is extremely difficult to know what to do with these verses and this story. How literal should we take this story? Why would God not want the man (and later, the woman) to eat fruit … Continue reading

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