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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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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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Kids’ bibles, one exception, almost

After yesterday’s blog on kids’ bibles setting God up as a severe school master type in their accounts of creation, I’ve found one exception, almost. The Lion Illustrated Bible for Children, written by Lois Rock, states: Then God planted a … Continue reading

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The names of the trees contained promises of God

The names of the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil contained God’s promises. This is not controversial. John Calvin writes about the promises contained in the names: The very name of the tree … Continue reading

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The covenant of grace, not works, between God and Adam

Today I am starting a new category of posts (Grace in Eden on the categories menu, bottom right) looking at the relationship between God, Adam and Eve and the two trees in the midst of the Garden of Eden (Gen … Continue reading

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