Why Do We Exist?

In our brand new series on “God’s Grand Framework,” we address the big question every human being eventually asks: “Why am I here?” The Bible has an answer if we pay close attention.

Listen to this episode on the 1208GREENWOOD webpage or by subscribing to the 1208PODCAST on iTunesSpotify, or Google Play.


Books for more info and the ones referenced in this episode:

Jamin Bradley, Alien Theology.

Walton, John H., and J. Harvey Walton. Demons and Spirits in Biblical Theology: Reading the Biblical Text in Its Cultural and Literary Context. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2019. Print.

Walton, John H.. The Lost World of Adam and Eve: Genesis 2-3 and the Human Origins Debate (p. 195). InterVarsity Press. Kindle Edition.

Gay Robins, “Cult Statues in Ancient Egypt,” in Cult Image and Divine Representation in the Ancient Near East, ed. Neal H. Walls (Boston: American Schools of Oriental Research, 2005), 1–2.

For more on Eden as a temple, see John H. Walton’s book, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate.

Heiser, Michael S. “Image of God.” Ed. John D. Barry et al. The Lexham Bible Dictionary 2016 : n. pag. Print.

Wink, Walter. Engaging the Powers. Kindle Location, 1980-1982.

See my excursus on “Women in Ministry” in my book The Rush and the Rest, for further discussion on these more complicated passages.

Keener, Craig S. Paul, Women, and Wives: Marriage and Women’s Ministry in the Letters of Paul. Grand Rapids, Baker Academic, 2004, Kindle Locations 2142-2143.

Heiser, Michael S. The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible. First Edition. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2015. Print.

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