Blue Ocean Faith Ann Arbor, in connection with BioLogos, have produced an eight part Bible study on Genesis 1-2. It includes eight videos free for download and a workbook.
Every great play has a prologue, a scene that foreshadows what the audience can expect. So, too, with the Bible. "The Earth is God's Temple: a Study of Genesis 1-2" is less about exegesis and word study and other traditional Bible study tools, and more about looking at the big-picture narrative of Scripture foreshadowed in its first two chapters. The study draws heavily from the work of Dr. John Walton, author of The Lost World of Genesis One, who describes the creation stories as ancient temple-building narratives. "The Earth is God's Temple" explores not only the temple/priest theme, but also touches on how we humans can find life by eating of the tree of life, and not from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Blue Ocean Faith Ann Arbor
Blue Ocean Faith Ann Arbor is a Jesus, Spirit, Scripture, science, all-people friendly church. (LGBTQ+ inclusive, no bait and switch.) We seek to make faith accessible to the growing sea of people who have spiritual longings combined with religious aversion. We’re motivated by the understanding that:
faith is all about connection—to self, others, the wide world and God.
we need connection more than we need answers.
everyone is us.
there really is something going on out there—a living God who can find us and be found by us.
our tendency to judge is a big problem.
there is no bad news in the good news of Jesus.
For more information on Blue Ocean Faith Ann Arbor, visit www.a2blue.org.
BioLogos is a community of evangelical Christians committed to exploring and celebrating the compatibility of evolutionary creation and biblical faith, guided by the truth that “all things hold together in Christ.” [Colossians 1:17] We value gracious dialogue with those who hold other views, and our ever-expanding conversation includes academic and other professionals in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, business and medicine, but also theology, biblical studies, philosophy, history, literature, education and the arts. We count pastors, entrepreneurs, poets, teachers and students among our numbers, and welcome men and women from all walks of life to join in this project of cultural and spiritual reconciliation. For more information on BioLogos, visit www.biologos.org.