And God said, “Let there be Play.” A Meditation On Genesis 2:19 (Part 1 of 2)

And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. (Gen. 2:19) The narrative of Genesis here expresses something akin to divine … Continue reading And God said, “Let there be Play.” A Meditation On Genesis 2:19 (Part 1 of 2)

Notes on Exchange in Genesis: The Allegorical Sense of the Joseph Saga

This post will explore the Joseph saga in light of the theme of exchange. Before unpacking the Joseph story, I will first outline previous incidents of exchange in Genesis. I will then interpret the Joseph story, emphasizing those points of thematic significance. After which I will give a few suggestions for the  interpretation of this theme … Continue reading Notes on Exchange in Genesis: The Allegorical Sense of the Joseph Saga

A Word on Hope: Vocation in Light of the Baltimore Riots, Part III.a of III

Part III.a When I began working on this series, I wanted to respond to the idea that “rioters simply need to get a job.” There is a certain naivete in suggesting that the right job could alleviate despair and serve as a sufficient source of human fulfillment. At the same time, many of us draw … Continue reading A Word on Hope: Vocation in Light of the Baltimore Riots, Part III.a of III