This time, there *are no* slides to accompany the video ... the entire class period ended up being one long "elephant trail" ... or maybe rather, the huge swath that bison make as they charge through the plains :~) The discussion covered, fairly thoroughly, the amazing "dynamic tension" between two truths that the Bible incontrovertibly teaches:
1. God, as sovereign Creator, planned the entire Universe, past, present and future, in all its tiny details
2. Man, as a part of the Universe, was given the right to, and responsibility+accountability for, free will
... to us, with our finite minds and very limited perception of things, these two seem to be utterly at odds ... BUT- GOD!
I hope you find the Video Recording to be interesting and helpful in resolving some of this "intellectual tension" and gaining an even greater wonder in and respect for our Savior God.
As we (finally!) finish up Chap 1 and start Chap 2, God makes it *clear* to us that Creation was His work, and it's *completed*. Along the way, some "random rabbit-trails" (Grk/Heb study methods, astrology, numerology and more).
As we move from Chap 1 to Chap 2, we deal with a very common question: If God wanted us to know all this detail about creation, why didn't He tell us more about it in the Bible? This session gives a thorough answer.