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The Creator Who Gives Being

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  And the earth was without form, and void…

One of the things I love about how God created the world is that He both created from nothing, spoke things straight into existence, – and also formed things.  646 more words


On Nothing

Nothing-  the secret mother of fears, the thing that make our hearts crash down to the floor, the thing we rush in a frenzy to deny -without stopping even for a second because if we stop…hush…it’s alive. 116 more words


Holy Conception

“who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.” [1]

By Stephen W. Hiemstra

Do you ever feel isolated from God? 518 more words


Concepción Santa

“quien fue concebido del Espiritu Santo, nacio de la virgen Maria” [1]

Por Stephen W. Hiemstra

¿Se siente aislado de Dios?

Este aislamiento no es accidente. 508 more words


Genesis 1-3: Genre and Significance

In my previous post, I discussed the importance of understanding the genre of a text in order to read and interpret it more correctly (I say “more correctly” because it is nearly impossible to interpret a text exactly how it was intended to be understood). 424 more words


The Creation Account: a display of God as supremely loving and triumphant

In most theological circles that hold scripture in high regard, the common hermeneutical refrain is often that of ‘Let the Bible interpret the Bible’. While this is in fact a wonderful rule of thumb, far too often in practice, we can digress into a plain reading hermeneutic based primarily on Prima Facie. 2,355 more words

Sermon on Gn 2:4b-15

Preaching today at St. Paul’s on Gn 2:4b-15 that God’s creator, saviour and preserver of all – that’s why we ought to be grateful, confident and full of hope. 41 more words