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A Matter of Life and Death (Genesis 4:1-14)

The story of Cain and Abel is a matter of life and death. It’s part of the trajectory of sin and sorrow, and demonstrates how bad choices only get worse. But matters of life and death are not always clear-cut. … Continue reading

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The Sanctified Believer

What is the life that we are called into, as believers? What does it look like? What is the shape of it? Are we allowed to use the phrase that I’ve used here: “The Sanctified Believer”? Isn’t that an arrogant … Continue reading

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Ruin & Redemption (Genesis 3)

According to my online dictionary, Temptation is “a desire to engage in short-term urges for enjoyment, that threatens long-term goals.” That’s a useful guide to understanding not only Genesis 3, and the story of Adam and Eve, but also Matthew … Continue reading

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Hearing the Voice of God (Genesis 3)

“Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, ‘Where are you?’ “ (Gen 3:9) There’s a sequence of questions in Genesis 3: Where are you? (v9); Who told you? (v11); What is this? (v13). Each of the … Continue reading

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Choice and Consequence (Genesis 3)

“Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, … Continue reading

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Choice & Relationship (Genesis 3)

Thomas Monson famously said: “Choose your love. Love your choice.” It’s an interesting and insightful commentary upon the relationship that is at the heart of Genesis 2 and 3. In that section there are a number of themes that intertwine … Continue reading

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A Fateful Choice (Gen 2 & 3)

““When I want to understand what is happening today or try to decide what will happen tomorrow, I look back” (Oliver Wendell Holmes). That is to say, History helps us understand who we are by showing us where we have … Continue reading

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