Isaac’s behavior and characterization in Genesis has long struck commentators as odd for his passivity, repetitiveness, and imitativeness of his father Abraham. Interestingly, much of the peculiarity of Isaac’s behavior fits the profile of a high functioning autistic individual.
Category Archives: Pentateuch
The Problem of Good
Inasmuch as non-Christians do good, they are working with Christians in doing the will of the Lord Jesus. Non-Christian goodness does not supplant or negate the lordship of Christ. It confirms and demonstrates it.
The Risk and the Promise – An OT Devotion
God calls us to risk everything for him. But the promise to us far outweighs the risk.
Q&A – Are the Nephilim the Basis for the Hercules Stories?
Are the Nephilim of Genesis 6 the Basis for the Greek Legends of Hercules? First, we have to examine this question and see if it is asking the right thing. Second, we need to consider what Genesis is trying to accomplish in chapter 6.
Q&A – Are Imhotep and Joseph the Same Person?
Are Imhotep (a vizier under Pharaoh Djoser) and Joseph (from the book of Genesis) the same person? Certainly not, and here’s why.
Created for Work
In Genesis 2 it says that humanity were made to work, but sin has turned our relationship to our work into one of pain and toil. Fortunately, in Jesus our work has been redeemed and no longer has to be toilsome and pointless.
God Alone is Creator of Everything
A short devotional based on Genesis 1.
“The Promises of Genesis and the Modern Christian” – a sermon on Genesis 12:1-3
What is it that the people of God can and should expect as the benefit of being the people of God. This sermon seeks an answer to that question by examining the Promise passages from Genesis and grouping them into four categories: land, descendants, protection, and reputation.
Genesis 1 as a Theological Litmus Test
The literal interpretation of Genesis 1:1-2:3 runs into serious problems on more than one level, not the least of which is how to understand the “firmament.”
“Now I Know” – a sermon on Genesis 22:1-14
I’m more and more convinced that a place of despair and uncertainty is precisely where our relationship with God grows the closest and strongest. And what’s more, the growth in that relationship is not simply one-directional, meaning it is not simply our faith in God that grows.