Category: Creation

  • Biblical Creativity: Day 2 Space

    Biblical Creativity: Day 2 Space

    6 Then God said, “Let there be a space between the waters, to separate the waters of the heavens from the waters of the earth.” 7 And that is what happened. God made this space to separate the waters of the earth from the waters of the heavens. 8 God called the space “sky.” And evening passed and morning came, […]

  • Biblical Creativity Day 1: The EM Spectrum

    Biblical Creativity Day 1: The EM Spectrum

    1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.[a] 2 The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated […]

  • Biblical Creativity

    Biblical Creativity

    There can’t be a better way of being creative than the way God is creative. So let’s look at His creative ways.  And no better place to start than with the Creation. The Account of Creation 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.[a] 2 The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the […]

  • The Infinitesimal Drama of the Virgin Birth

    The Infinitesimal Drama of the Virgin Birth

    Incomprehensibly constrained to the size of a pinhead, the Lord of the Universe marches down through the ages and arrives Immanuel in a young girl’s womb. From the first glorious image of Adam through patriarchs and kings, Matthew parades the central march of God’s history before us and brings us to a place of wonder […]

  • Empty Space?

    Empty Space?

    As the KJV of the bible quaintly puts it (in 1 Corinthians 13), when it comes to heavenly things “we see as in a glass darkly”. Or as the NLT puts it more clearly (pun intended): “we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror”. I wonder, though, which unseen world we see more […]

  • Creation Order

    Creation Order

    In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  The opening account of the creation in Genesis 1 is surprisingly non informative when it comes to the creation of the heavens.  On the fourth day an aspect of the first heaven is mentioned – sun, moon and stars – but there is no mention […]

  • The Descent of Man

    The Descent of Man

    It is several decades now since the popular BBC documentary series called “The Ascent of Man” was aired. Not for the first time it shows evolutionary ideas at odds with the Scripture. Romans 1:18-32 speaks about the descent of man. Man starts by knowing God but then starts the descent. First of all men suppress […]

  • Naming the Stars

    Naming the Stars

    In Psalm 147 v.4 and in Isaiah 40:26 the bible explicitly says that God named the stars.  The bible itself contains several of these names.  They are really beautiful, try saying some of them: The Pleiades Orion:  Betelgeuse, Rigel Aldebaran Sirius Regulus.  According to Wikipedia this name means:  “Latin for ‘prince’ or ‘little king’. Regulus was […]

  • Understatement

    Understatement

    Moses does a neat job in understatement in Genesis 1. You could choose any aspect of creation to come up with astonishing fecundity of imagination but let’s just take the plants as an example, or more specifically the flowers of plants. Here are some pictures I took this afternoon at Russborough House. Well worth a […]

  • Seeds and Trees

    Seeds and Trees

    Of all the things a man may see, few are as beautiful as a tree.  It is an astonishing creation. First of all there is the seed.  A seed of a birch tree contains the program to grow a birch tree, an acorn contains the program to grow an oak, a beech nut to grow […]