What God does first and best and most is to trust [God's] people with their moment in history. [God] trusts them to do what must be done for the sake of [God's] whole community.
~Walter Brueggemann

Genesis

In A Perfect World?

You’ve heard the same shtick, I’m sure. In the beginning, God made everything perfect, then us humans came along and messed everything up. There’s been distress and turmoil ever since, and it is all our fault. Had that “first sin” not come along, we’d still be living in a perfect paradise and all would be well.

Here’s the problem. The Bible never says that God created a world that was perfect. (more…)


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