Companion series to the spring 2015 book club featuring "The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate" by John Walton.
  • Genesis is an Ancient Book, and that’s OK

    | David Buller
    Blog Post
    Genesis is an Ancient Book, and that’s OK | David Buller

    We Evangelicals place ourselves under the authority of the Bible's content, but often subject the Bible to our own preferences for the form that we expect that rev... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 1 of 7
  • To Function or Not to Function

    | Nancy Erickson
    Blog Post
    To Function or Not to Function | Nancy Erickson

    Walton's analysis of Genesis 1 brings fresh perspective to important topics related to biblical interpretation and biblical authority.  Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 2 of 7
  • Creation is the Temple Where God Rests

    | David Buller
    Blog Post
    Creation is the Temple Where God Rests | David Buller

    The main thrust of Walton's argument is fully convincing and enormously helpful: that Genesis 1 is an account of God's establishment of functional order to inaugurate the wo... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 3 of 7
  • If Walton is Right on His Function-Only View: Some Implications

    | Ken Turner
    Blog Post
    If Walton is Right on His Function-Only View: Some Implications | Ken Turner

    John Walton's interpretation of Genesis 1 is compelling and deservedly popular, yet some scholars have doubts about the validity of his conclusions.    Read More >

    Advanced PART 4 of 7
  • Material or Function in Genesis 1? John Walton Responds (Part 1)

    | John Walton
    Blog Post
    Material or Function in Genesis 1? John Walton Responds (Part 1) | John Walton

    A "functional" interpretation of Genesis 1 makes the best sense of what we read in the text itself, in the context in which it was written and received.  Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 5 of 7
  • How Walton’s Lost World Opened up a New World for Me

    | Jim Stump
    Blog Post
    How Walton’s Lost World Opened up a New World for Me | Jim Stump

    Our reading of Scripture is enriched when we understand how it draws from ancient genres and contexts on the one hand, and how it subverts ancient expectations on the other. &nbs... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 7 of 7