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The Evolution of Original Sin The doctrine of original sin, as understood today, is the result of a long and messy conversation about difficult parts of Scripture. Resource type: Article | Source: Biologos | Author: Oliver Crisp Adam and Original Sin: What Does the Bible Really Say? This article argues that biblical texts about the Fall do not yield the doctrine of original sin. However, there are important truths carried by the doctrine that should not be abandoned to accommodate evolution. Resource type: Article | Source: Biologos | Author: Brad Kramer Paul and the Fall: What About Adam? One way to avoid the tension created by the doctrine of original sin is to understand Adam as theologically representing everyman and the original members of the evolving group of hominids that had gained moral self-consciousness. Resource type: Article | Source: Biologos | Author: Ted Davis Death and Pain in the Created Order, Part 2 Was there death before the Fall? And just how did the Fall happen anyways? Some argue for a deathless paradise, some for demonic powers pre-dating the Fall, but what if the Fall affected all times? Resource type: Article | Source: Biologos | Author: Keith Miller C. S. Lewis and Others: Non-Literal Views of Adam and Eve In this article, Robin Collins discusses several non-literal views of Adam and Eve. Resource type: Article | Source: Biologos | Author: Ted Davis Zoom In, Slow Down: “Replaying” Evolution and the Fall Using the analogy of "instant-replay review" to describe the slow process of theological examination, James K. A. Smith's article suggests we carefully explore "issues of creation, evolution, human origins, and original sin" before drawing hasty conclusions. Resource type: Article | Source: Biologos | Author: James K.A. Smith Paul and the Fall: The Historical/Ideal View of Romans 1 Robin Collins maintains that the primary scriptural basis for the doctrine of original sin is not Romans 5 but Romans 1:18-32. "Our bondage to sin and spiritual darkness" comes from suppressing the truth about God. Resource type: Article | Source: Biologos | Author: Ted Davis Full Text Hymns on The Fall and Original Sin Approach, My Soul, the Mercy SeatPD
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Adam as “Everyman” Robin Collins sees the word "Adam" in Genesis 1-4 as not referring to an individual but representing the "stem-father" of the human race, "the first group of evolving hominids that gained moral and spiritual awareness." Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Biologos | Author: Ted Davis The Incarnation of Jesus and Our Rebirth This audio commentary on John 1:12-18 by Scott Hoezee and David Bast discusses how Jesus' birth portrays the glory of God in the flesh and how people who receive Jesus by faith are born from God. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Groundwork | Author: Scott Hoezee The Curtain Pulled Back Scott Hoezee offers a sermon starter on Revelation 5:11-14. For John and us, the curtain is pulled back so that we see by faith, not some future, hoped-for reality but the reign of the lamb now. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Scott E Hoezee The View from Inspiration Point Mark D. Roberts examines the vast image of God’s saving work through Jesus that Paul writes about in Ephesians 1:3-14 which appears as a single sentence in the original text. Resource type: Article | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark D. Roberts The Holy Family, Celibacy, and Marriage This Catholic essay considers the development of the sacrament of marriage, suggesting that it is both consonant with that of Judaism and, at the same time, a renewal and development of it. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Francis Etheredge
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