Without Form and Void

Genesis 1:1 tells us, unsurprisingly, that in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. There is nothing especially shocking in that statement. However, the statement that follows has raised some eyebrows: the earth was without form and void (Genesis 1:2). The Hebrew tohu is typically translated as “without form” or “formless,” and bohuContinue reading “Without Form and Void”

Shaking Your Fists at God

READ:Job 6:1-13 REFLECT:This may be a difficult passage for you to read today. Certainly, it’s not the‘happy’ or ‘uplifting’ kind of reading that we usually enjoy. But perhapsJob’s painful cry to God resonates with your own experience. We all gothrough times of great suffering, or we journey with friends and loved oneswho do. In thoseContinue reading “Shaking Your Fists at God”

The Greatest Threat to Christianity?

In his book The End of Apologetics: Christian Witness in a Postmodern Context, Myron Bradley Penner says this: “Apologetics itself [the study and teaching of reasons for faith] might be the single biggest threat to genuine Christian faith that we face today.” According to Penner, apologetics — not pornography, not relativism, not secularism — isContinue reading “The Greatest Threat to Christianity?”