Significance of Genesis 1:1 "The Beginning"

Over the past several years, Marsha and I have become increasingly aware of how loosely Christians are interpreting Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning (or 'In beginning') God created the heavens and the earth."  Marsha recently asked me this question.

McElreath Southwest Aerial Tour 2013

Here is the video from Ken's presentation a few weeks ago.

Historical Records

The following message was sent to Trekkers by Joshua.  Feel free to comment at the end.

God's Spirit, Life and Liberty

In the words of our Declaration of Independence, "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

External sources vs. Biblical sources

The following question was posed to Ken on internal vs. external evidence.


During your teaching time, you stated that the seeds of authenticity (of the bible) are found not outside, but inside (the bible). Also, I believe you stated to me that it is unnecessary and even destructive to attempt to validate scripture and God's truth using sources outside of the bible itself (such as apologetics). If you have time, do you mind clarifying for me the reasons for this?


Support for Paul's authorship of Hebrews

Here was a question posed to Ken after the first class of the new Seven Letters from Eyewitnesses series, along with his answer.


Salvation chart update

Russ McGuire put together an updated copy of the salvation chart handed out during Russ Schmidt's two classes on salvation.  You can find it attached to this post.  Also, if you missed those classes, you can find them here:

Overarching what?

Note: This is a copy of a post I made some time ago on my personal blog, which I'm attempting to duplicate here for the purposes of testing out the blog interface.  Though, hopefully you'll enjoy it just the same.

Just a test blog post here

This is an example blog post.  I envision any of the teachers or others posting random thought pieces here from time to time.  Maybe further thoughts on a recent study, for example.

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