As Lent begins, we go back to the beginning with a focus on Genesis 2. Fran dispels some mistruths about this mythic tale. We ask what it reveals about human identity, freedom, and our propensity to alienate ourselves from one another and creation. We suggest that Genesis 2 and its reception in Romans 5 is more about human mortality than sin and that Paul presents Jesus’ gift of life is the answer to this problem.
If you want to hear our comments on Matt 4, go to minute 25 and listen to the last few mins.
Fleming Rutledge’s sermon can be found in this book.