A Smorgasburd of Topics in 3 Chapters

I’ve had an idea stewing in my head for a while about a series of posts. It’s bound to be controversial, but I’ve decided to go ahead with it. Genesis 1-3, the creation account and “the fall,” is probably the most referenced section of the Bible by preacher and layperson alike. I don’t personally think that these texts should be elevated to such an influential status, but that’s the way it is so we may as well work with it. All kinds of topics are covered, too – probably even more than those I’ve listed below. In my next series of posts, which I will try to post one of each week, I’ll start to look at these different issues. The precise list might change with maybe some added and others dropped, but here’s my starting point:

  1. The Trinity
  2. The Formless and Void
  3. The Nature of Humanity
  4. Dominion Over the Earth
  5. Methods of Creation
  6. The Sabbath
  7. Marriage 1 – Not Good to be Alone
  8. Marriage 2 – Women as Helper
  9. Marriage 3 – Adam and Steve
  10. Naked and Unashamed
  11. Trouble In Paradise 1 – The Lie That Started It All
  12. Trouble in Paradise 2 – Eve, the Typical Weak Woman
  13. Trouble in Paradise 3 – Knowing Good and Evil
  14. Trouble in Paradise 4 – Shame and Separation
  15. Trouble in Paradise 5 – “The Fall” understanding recapped
  16. The Curse of the Serpent
  17. The Curse of Eve
  18. The Curse of Adam
  19. Banishment from Paradise

Ryan Robinson

It is easiest to identify Ryan as both theologian and tech guy. By day, Ryan is a Technical Consultant work with PeaceWorks Technology Solutions. There, he works on websites, CRMs, and SharePoint implementations. Along with blogging here, Ryan is a founding member of the MennoNerds blogging network and a contributor to the book A Living Alternative.