RE: Something new on Genesis 1

From: Graham Morbey (
Date: Tue May 21 2002 - 13:36:19 EDT

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    Another suggestion would be to preach on the text without any reference
    whatsoever to "modern science". That would be very new and very old at the
    same time!


    On Tue, 21 May 2002 wrote:

    > The single most important point of Genesis is that there is a
    > Creator. Also, the fist chapter of John makes it clear that Christ is
    > the Creator and all that is created is through Him. The latter is
    > rather hard to understand. Explaining the notion of a Creator and the
    > attempts of man to understand the creation through science could be
    > very helpful. One need not give answers but emphasize the fixed
    > points in the discussion and let people do some thinking. My two
    > cents worth George. You will do an excellent job. We all know it!
    > Moorad
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: george murphy []
    > Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 7:57 AM
    > To:
    > Subject: Something new on Genesis 1
    > This coming weekend (of Trinity Sunday) I'll be preaching 3
    > times & the first lectionary reading is Gen. 1:2-4a. It got me thinking
    > - there's a lot of discussion here about how to understand Gen.1,
    > evidence for it, &c &c &c. But how would people who take these various
    > approaches _preach_ on it? How would you proclaim the gospel with this
    > as your primary text in 10-12 minutes to a fairly broad audience of
    > mostly church-going people but with some who might be quite unfamiliar
    > with the Bible? Or for those not called to preaching - what kind of
    > sermon of that length would be most helpful for the average congregation
    > you're familiar with?
    > This is really a pretty basic question. Various interpretations
    > of Gen.1 may look good on paper but if they "won't preach" then they're
    > probably not worth much.
    > The Gospel reading for Trinity Sunday is Mt.28:16-20.
    > Shalom,
    > George
    > George L. Murphy
    > "The Science-Theology Interface"

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