Thursday, September 1, 2011

The ZigZag Café

We will be convening here at the ZigZag café, Suisse, on Thursdays for conversation and dialogue. I invite you to stop by every Thursday for the question of the day. Your thoughts and participation are most welcome. Pull up a stool, avec un café, un thé, ou un chocolat chaud, et un croissant, and join in here on Thursday at the ZZ café.

For today:

How do you interpret the 6 days in Genesis 1?


hcoe said...

Hey Greg,

Haven't checked in for a good while.
You know one of the most interesting things I've seen is a protester with a sign "EVOLVE ALREADY" as if we did have some personal involvement.
The world was void and without form before the fall. then the Spirit of the Lord moved across the face of the deep, didn't say how long.
Somethings got to give, the seen and the unseen meet and that's my Big Bang theory.

Greg said...

Thanks and welcome back. Yes, something has to give. We have to start putting the natural world and biblical text informers into serious dialogue and see where that takes us.

carter said...

I take none of the first 11 chapters of Genesis literally. It is inconsistent with physics, chemistry, biology and the human genome study. But I do try to understand how to approach Genesis as the word of God for the people of God. I have also been looking at to enhance how I will ultimately shift in my thinking. I cannot consider this world to be only some 10,000 years old. I don't see the sky as a dome with water above it. I cannot see plants before there is a sun. I can see a creation separate from God who pre-esisted it. I can accept the willful rejection of god by human-kind.

But Greg, I am struggling so much with this and the idea of the inerrancy of scripture.

Greg said...

Thanks. See my e-mail sent your way today. I have included a few references that I have co-written that you may find useful.

This issue is not going away and those of us who are Christians have to take the biblical and natural world informers seriously, put them in dialogue, and see what transpires.