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The face of the waters

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. So begins the Biblical account of creation. Most Christian accounts tend to focus on the fact that this verse teaches that God created the universe creatio ex nihilo; creation from nothing. In as far as modern science can tell us, that’s a pretty accurate description of the beginning of the universe (although the role of God is hotly…

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The Curiosity Index (04.05.2018)

Wives “Submit” or “Respect”? The other thought that crossed my mind was that if [my wife] Robin respects me, then it would naturally follow that she would be willing to voluntarily follow my lead. When I was pastoring, I saw the effects of women thinking that the essence of their relationship with their husband was submission. No matter what the husband did, no matter how evil their behavior, no matter how damning the consequences, they just acquiesced and “submitted.” I don’t believe that is what Paul intends (and I am…

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