Category Archives: Genesis

Podcast: Augustine’s ‘Confessions’, Book 12

In the latest episode of Mere Fidelity, I join Matt and Derek to explore Augustine’s discussion of the proper interpretation of Genesis’ account of creation in Book 12 of the Confessions. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, or using this RSS feed. Listen … Continue reading

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Video: Matthieu Pageau’s ‘The Language of Creation’

Within this video, I discuss Matthieu Pageau’s stimulating book, The Language of Creation: Cosmic Symbolism in Genesis. If you have any questions for me, please leave them on my Curious Cat account. If you have found these videos helpful, please tell … Continue reading

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Video: The Story of Cain and Abel

Today’s question: “I was wondering if you would comment on the Cain and Abel story and possibly develop some of the symbols, foreshadowings, etc. It is a rich passage that I would love to get your take on, especially since … Continue reading

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Video: Was Israel Wrong to Ask for a King?

Today’s question: “Was it a sin for Israel to ask for a king? 1 Sam 8 makes it seem so. But then Deut 17 seemingly gives permission for Israel to ask for a king. How should we think about Israel’s monarchy? … Continue reading

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Primer Article on Male and Female in Genesis 1-2

A couple of years ago, I wrote a piece for the third volume of the FIEC’s Primer publication. That piece, on male and female in Genesis 1-2, has just been made available for free in PDF here.

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Video: A Biblical Theology of Circumcision

I just noticed the following video was posted a over a week ago, over on the Theopolis Institute’s YouTube channel. Within it, I give a very basic introduction to the theology of circumcision.

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Video: What Is Paul’s Allegory of Sarah and Hagar About?

Today’s question: “Why does Paul say that Sarah and Hagar represent two covenants in Galatians 4:21-31? Where can we see this reality in the Old Testament?” Within the video, I recommend a two–part article by James Jordan. I explore some … Continue reading

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