A Brother for Adam Genesis 3 and 4 serve as an introduction to the book of Genesis as well as the rest of Scripture. Throughout the book of Genesis we read stories where the antithesis between the seed of the serpent and the seed of the woman plays itself out. This is the story of…

Genesis 3 Notice in Genesis 3 that the serpent is ‘Aroom’ which means crafty or prudent. After Adam and Eve eat of the tree they know they are ‘Aroomim’ which means naked. Surely this is a pun. The serpent said they would become like God, but they have actually become like the serpent. Also, God…

The Incredibles Perhaps the most incredible thing about the Incredibles is that fact that Disney allowed its name on the latest Pixar production. Not because the film was once again quite a bit better than anything Disney has produced in a while, although that is true. But the incredible thing is what the movie was…

Creation It seems like the doctrine of Creation does a lot more than we give it credit for. If God created everything and out of nothing, then we didn’t. And if we didn’t everything is grace. Everything comes to us a gift, undeserved favor in every nook and cranny. But this also means that salvation…

Drama in the Lab I’m teaching high school Chemistry this year, something for which I am utterly unqualified. I took Chemistry in high school. That’s one credential. I remember some of it. That’s the other. But I’m thankful for the opportunity. I’m thankful for Chemistry and Chemists, and scientific endeavors in general. It’s the way…

War: Catholic and Schismatic War divides. It cuts nations and people apart; it tears and rips like a terrible machine devouring families and churches and faces. War stings. It burns fissures through communities and cultures. It rumbles below in the deeps and swallows brothers and fathers and mothers. War separates friends. It severs loyalties; it…