In Sunday School this week we covered the account of Noah in Genesis 6-9. And I was struck once again by the contrast between the ancient Near Eastern (ANE) accounts that parallel the Biblical Deluge/Noah account. In the ANE accounts the gods destroy mankind with a flood because of their “noise”* which the gods find… Continue reading Eating Your Theology (Gen.6-9)
In Sunday School this week we covered Genesis 1. Something that struck me was verses 29-30: Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the… Continue reading Eating Your Theology (Gen.1)
In a recent conversation, I noted a particular question that was posed about “blessing the food” when we gather to eat. Here are my reflections: We do not ask for the food to be blessed, per se, but we bless the Lord and we give thanks for the food. “We do not ask for the… Continue reading Asking for Blessing or Giving Thanks?