First Glance: Genesis 9:18-10:32

When Noah awoke from his wine and found out what his youngest son had done to him, he said, ‘Cursed be Canaan, the lowest of slaves will he be to his brothers!’ (Genesis 9:24-25) The story of Noah ends awkwardly and with pain. We have known Noah as a righteous man, a man of faith.…

Review: The Church and the Crisis of Community

Theresa F. Latini, The Church and the Crisis of Community: A Practical Theology of Small-Group Ministry (Eerdmans, 2011) We live in a world fraught with loneliness, risk, and uncertainty. Neighbors no longer know neighbors. Christians can sit across the pew for years without entering one another’s lives. No matter how many friends we have on Facebook,…

First Glance: Genesis 9:1-17

“And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal. And for each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has…

First Glance: Genesis 8

The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though every inclination of his heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done. (Genesis 8:21) The opening two chapters of the flood story…

No Headphones in Heaven

The invention of headphones has fundamentally changed our relationship to music. For the first time in history, listening to music is not a public activity, but a private one. Dozens of people can sit in the same room and each experience music according to their personal preferences. Metal, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Country all happening simultaneously…

First Glance: Gen. 6-7

When men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. Then the LORD said, “My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal; his days will…