“The Story” is a 9 month series at the Southwest Church in Jonesboro, AR. We are reading the bible through, from beginning to end, as a church family. My series “The Story” here on this blog is nothing more than my wonderings and wanderings about that journey. Hope you will join the conversation
As I read the first week of The Story with my church family, I was immediately struck by a theological question that I have trouble resolving. What was the sin in the garden?
Was it sexual? Was it some sort of power play? Was it violence? Was it envy or discontentment? What does the narrative represent?
Also, I tend to feel deeply painful when I read the garden narrative. It reminds me of how obliviously materialistic I am. I think we need a more simple and authentic vocation as the people of God, do we not? In what ways can we shed ourselves of the discontentment that marks our current lifestyle?