Genesis 2 continues in verse 18 by recounting the creation of the first woman. Throughout the creation narrative, God evaluates his creative work by calling it “good” several times. But here in verse 18, God says that it is “not good” for man to be alone. Why was it “not good” for man to be alone? What are the unique roles of men and women in God’s world? What does it mean to be a “helper”? Joe, Ryan, and special guest Emily Duntsch dig into these questions in Episode 4 of the podcast.
Genesis 2 gives an account of Day Six of creation, when we are introduced to Eden, and Adam is formed from the dust of the ground and filled by God with the breath of life. Body and spirit thus come together to form a living soul–a complete being. But so often in our modern world we favor one side of the equation or the other, with potentially disastrous results. Join Joe and Ryan as they welcome back special guest Tim Nichols and tackle the big questions about man’s first day on earth: what was this place called Eden, and what was Adam’s role in it? And how do we see the act of man’s creation from “dust and breath” continue to resonate in our everyday lives?
Christian worldview teaching is structured in categories native to a university (Law, Economics, Biology, Philosophy, etc.). So even though the worldview teaching may be biblical in content, it certainly is not biblical in structure.
In fact, if we are going to take biblical language seriously in how we structure our worldview teaching, we will notice that the word worldview doesn’t even show up in the Bible. The closest concept is wisdom. Wisdom includes has a skill component as well as a knowledge component, while worldview is limited to the knowledge aspect. We want to make sure to teach worldview in such a way that it includes the enacting part of it; the skill component.
The backbone of the Bible is a story, so Biblical worldview must be communicated in story form. Furthermore, the Bible isn’t packaged in university language (thank God), it’s given in the categories of creation. That’s why Headwaters exists; to pass on the Biblical story in such a way that it becomes an enacted worldview in creation categories.
The Book of Genesis tells us that on the sixth day God created man in His image. But why? And how do we best fulfill our obligation to Him—to be fruitful and multiply, but to also hold dominion over the earth and all its living creatures? In this episode we’ll take a closer look at the sixth day as we welcome special guest Jim Hunt, a middle school Bible teacher who has used the Headwaters Bible curriculum for several years now to challenge his students to think about creation in a whole new way. Join us for a lively discussion on the oldest question there is: why are we here?
God called all of us to be more than consumers. We receive from Him in order to give to others — and this is true in all areas of life. Sometimes we give our specialty, so that others can benefit. Sometimes we give our participation, so that we can all make something together.
Not everything is participatory. If you need brain surgery, you don’t want community participation in that — you want a specialist. But if we treat everything that way — and in consumer culture, we do — then we lose something valuable.