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Ebenezer Erskine on What sort of life springs out of the Tree of Life

If you have read this blog for many years, then you’ll know that I take Genesis 2:17 literally.  God said “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of … Continue reading

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Edward Fisher: The Tree of Life in the Marrow

I need some help to find some theological references.  First, some background.  Lots of the earliest posts on this blog were about the function of the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden.  I argue, there, that the promise … Continue reading

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Liam Goligher on covenant theology (part 1)

Here’s my notes from yesterday afternoon’s excellent session by Liam Golagher on covenant theology at the Fellowship of Word and Spirit conference, Swanwick 2011. Lots to think about. These notes were taken in the context of a lecture and are … Continue reading

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The trees in “My first Message” bible

My middle son has just moved up from “My First Message” bible to “New Century Version International Children’s Bible” My First Message has been a real favourite for my son, as the battered spine and torn edges show. It has … Continue reading

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100th post: Transforming Grace Top 10 (2007-08)

This is my 100th post. And, as it’s summer time, I’m going to take a blog break. I’m doing a CPAS youth summer camp at Edgehill school in Devon then having a rest. I’ve now blogged for about 8 months … Continue reading

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Which tree comes first in the Garden of Eden?

I posted twice last week on children’s bibles and their unhealthy focus on the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. I was also preparing last week to speak at a men’s breakfast on the discipline of work. As … Continue reading

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Platonic presuppositions and the covenant of works

The traditional reformed covenant of works treats the two trees in the midst of the garden as sacraments but unequally. Broadly speaking, Calvinist sacramental theology is applied to the prohibited tree but a Zwinglian understanding of sacraments is applied to … Continue reading

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