Genesis: The Global Study

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In recent years, the Book of Genesis has produced more name-calling than any other part of the Bible. With widely varied interpretations, the first two chapters polarize churches, communities, and schools. Organizations, museums, and theme parks have been built around the debate, often making the political sphere look civil and tame by comparison. But Genesis is more than its first two chapters, and even those first chapters offer more than just a look at the early days of the earth. This study aims to discuss this 3400-year-old document and its implications for history, the present, and the future. we will discuss the historicity, reliability, and varied interpretations of a book more controversial than its other bookend, Revelation. The discussion will take place on multiple levels and locations. We will meet live to discuss it in person on Sunday evenings at 7 PM at Shepherd of the Ridge Lutheran Church. The conversation will be streamed live, so anyone unable to be present can watch and join in the discussion via chat, Twitter, or Facebook. Those unable to watch live can either watch the recorded class or listen online via podcast or just read the questions online and discuss the questions in the comments section. We will also have forums to discuss tangential topics like the age of the earth, archaeology, and more. Anyone interested is welcome to attend or participate in any way, regardless of beliefs, background, or location.

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http://shepherdoftheridge.org/bible_study/genesis
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In recent years, the Book of Genesis has produced more name-calling than any other part of the Bible. With widely varied interpretations, the first two chapters polarize churches, communities, and schools. Organizations, museums, and theme parks have been built around the debate, often making the political sphere look civil and tame by comparison. But Genesis is more than its first two chapters, and even those first chapters offer more than just a look at the early days of the earth. This study aims to discuss this 3400-year-old document and its implications for history, the present, and the future. we will discuss the historicity, reliability, and varied interpretations of a book more controversial than its other bookend, Revelation. The discussion will take place on multiple levels and locations. We will meet live to discuss it in person on Sunday evenings at 7 PM at Shepherd of the Ridge Lutheran Church. The conversation will be streamed live, so anyone unable to be present can watch and join in the discussion via chat, Twitter, or Facebook. Those unable to watch live can either watch the recorded class or listen online via podcast or just read the questions online and discuss the questions in the comments section. We will also have forums to discuss tangential topics like the age of the earth, archaeology, and more. Anyone interested is welcome to attend or participate in any way, regardless of beliefs, background, or location.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2011-05-16 13:59
last episode published
2011-05-16 13:54
publication frequency
12.1 days
Contributors
Pastor Dale Critchley owner   author  
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Number of Episodes
19
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Society & Culture Science & Medicine Religion & Spirituality Natural Sciences History Christianity

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16.05.2011

Genesis 39-40

http://shepherdoftheridge.org/genesis_the_global_study/event/bible_study/genesis_39_40Image viaWikipediaRead Genesis 39 (Potiphar and Wife)Joseph, based on his dreams, expected great things in his life. How did this event look in comparison?Have you ev...
Pastor Dale Critchley author
11.04.2011

Genesis 32-33

http://shepherdoftheridge.org/genesis_the_global_study/event/bible_study/genesis_32_33Image viaWikipediaRead Genesis 32-33 (Jacob meetsEsau and wrestles with God)Genesis 32:1-21Have you ever had a meeting you dreaded going to?Has anyone ever tried to b...
Pastor Dale Critchley author
11.04.2011

Genesis 29:14-30

http://shepherdoftheridge.org/genesis_the_global_study/event/bible_study/genesis_29_14_30Image viaWikipediaRead Genesis 29:14-30 (Jacob marriesLeah&Rachel)Has anyone ever played a mean trick on you? You on someone else?How didLaban manipulate Jacob...
Pastor Dale Critchley author
28.03.2011

Genesis 28:10-22

Image viaWikipediaRead Genesis 28:10-22 (Jacob's Dream)What was the situation in Jacob's life at this point? Have you ever felt like that?Note: this probably appeared as a stairway orziggurat, which were common inMesopotamia, where the top would repres...
Pastor Dale Critchley author
22.03.2011

Genesis 27:1-40

http://shepherdoftheridge.org/genesis_the_global_study/event/bible_study/genesis_27_1_40Image viaWikipediaRead Genesis 27:1-40 (Isaac’s Blessing)Have you ever misrepresented yourself? (pretended to be someone else, a different age, embellishing a resum...
Pastor Dale Critchley author
8.03.2011

Genesis 25:19-34

http://shepherdoftheridge.org/genesis_the_global_study/event/bible_study/genesis_25_19_34Image viaWikipediaRead Genesis 25:19-34 (Jacob&Esau)Did you ever get the feeling that you or a sibling were a parent's"favorite"?Have you ever made a bad swap ...
Pastor Dale Critchley author
28.02.2011

Genesis 24

http://shepherdoftheridge.org/genesis_the_global_study/event/bible_study/genesis_24Image viaWikipediaRead Genesis 24 (Isaac&Rebekah)Why didAbraham want Isaac not to marry aCanaanite woman? (24:3-4) (1 Corinthians 7:10-18)Why did Abraham not want Is...
Pastor Dale Critchley author
23.02.2011

Genesis 21

http://shepherdoftheridge.org/genesis_the_global_study/event/bible_study/genesis_21Image viaWikipediaRead Genesis 21 (The Birth ofIsaac)Has God ever given you the sort of blessing that made you want to invite friends to laugh with you? (21:6)Why do the...
Pastor Dale Critchley author
31.01.2011

Genesis 19

http://shepherdoftheridge.org/genesis_the_global_study/event/bible_study/genesis_19Image viaWikipediaRead Genesis 19 (Sodom& Gomorrah)Even though Lot chose Sodom, He's still called a"righteous man" (2 Peter 2:7). Why do you think that is?Why was Lo...
Pastor Dale Critchley author
24.01.2011

Genesis 18

http://shepherdoftheridge.org/genesis_the_global_study/event/bible_study/genesis_18Image viaWikipediaRead Genesis 18 (The Three Visitors)Who were these three men (18:2) (See 19:1)According to modernKosher food laws, beef and dairy cannot be eaten in th...
Pastor Dale Critchley author
17.01.2011

Genesis 16-17

http://shepherdoftheridge.org/genesis_the_global_study/event/bible_study/genesis_15_17Read Genesis 16 (Hagar andIshmael)Sarai had been barren her whole life, was now 75, and it had been 10 years since God had made His promise. What would you do?What wa...
Pastor Dale Critchley author
10.01.2011

Genesis 15

http://shepherdoftheridge.org/genesis_the_global_study/event/bible_study/genesis_15_17Image viaWikipediaRead Genesis 15 (Abramic Covenant)Why wasAbram concerned? Was Abram's concern faithful or faithless? (15:1-8)Who are the children of Abram? (15:5)Wh...
Pastor Dale Critchley author
13.12.2010

Genesis 12

Image viaWikipediaRead Genesis 12 (Abram)Has God ever called you to a foreign place? This could be a job or any other unfamiliar territory. How did you feel? What reassured you?Has God ever called you to make a significant sacrifice?What does God comma...
Pastor Dale Critchley author
6.12.2010

Genesis 11:1-9

Image viaWikipediaRead Genesis 11:1-9 (TheTower of Babel)Why did God have to"go down" to see the tower?Why was God so upset with the people? Does He not like people working together?Why is"nothing would be impossible for them" a bad thing?How is unity ...
Pastor Dale Critchley author
29.11.2010

Genesis 7:11-9:29

http://bit.ly/gtZE0lImage viaWikipediaRead Genesis 7:11-9:29 (Noah's Ark and the Flood)Do you believe the flood was local or global? Why?How important is the reach of the flood waters?How do you think Noah felt as he and his family boarded the ark?What...
Pastor Dale Critchley author
15.11.2010

Genesis 2:25-3:24

Image viaWikipediaAdam and Eve'sFall into Sin in theGarden of EdenRead Genesis 2:25-3:24In Genesis 2:25, they were naked and unashamed. Does this mean the Bible promotesnudism?Has the devil ever asked you,"Did God really say…?" When?Why do you think Ev...
Pastor Dale Critchley author
25.10.2010

Genesis 2:4-2:24

Leave a commentImage viaWikipediaRead Genesis 2:4-24What does the word"Day" refer to in 2:4?Why did God put theTree of Knowledge of Good and Evil in theGarden of Eden?Why did God put theTree of Life in the garden?What is the purpose of the geography le...
Pastor Dale Critchley author
18.10.2010

Genesis 1:1-2:3

Discuss this lessonImage byloswl via FlickrRead Genesis 1:1-2:3What did God create out of, and what tool did He use?“The heavens and the earth?” What about everything else?Did God create“The heavens and the earth” before or after the first day?Which Pe...
Pastor Dale Critchley author
10.10.2010

Genesis: An Overview Presentation

In the spirit of the global nature of the Genesis study, we will kick off the study with a guest speaker,The Rev. Dr. Joel Heck, who will come to us live fromAustin, TX.Dr. Heck will not actually be here in North Ridgeville, but rather streamed live fr...
Pastor Dale Critchley& Rev. Dr. Joel Heck author