We live in a broken world. Everywhere you turn, you see the impact of sin. But why? Why did sin spread from Adam and Eve to all people? In the last post, we explored the possibility that sin spreads everywhere because we spread it. We don’t want to admit it, but we’re our own worst enemies.…Continue reading No, I’m from Canada
After Adam and Eve fell, sin spread rapidly throughout the world. By the time we get to Genesis 6, it’s everywhere. But why? So Adam and Eve made a stupid decision. The rest of us didn’t have anything to do with it. We weren’t even there. How could that one decision possibly have had such…Continue reading The Saturday Morning Syrup Monster
A while back, I asked my daughter about the Garden of Eden. She’s only 10, but she’s heard that story many times. And I wanted to see what she’d understood from the story. She got the “sin” and “consequences” part just fine. But when I pressed a bit further, things didn’t exactly go as expected.
We have been talking about believing in God, and although it is not explicitly stated in John 3:16 (our primary text), we do need to be able to define and explain sin. The challenge, of course, in this culture is to find a way to do so, firmly and biblically, and yet without our listeners…Continue reading How to Talk about Sin without Religious Language