Twelve Scriptures project
Text #1: Genesis 1
The Hebrew Scriptures, and our Christian Bible, begin this way:
In the beginning, Elohim created the heavens and the earth.
And the earth, it was welter and waste,
And darkness was on the face of the deep,
And a wind from Elohim hovered on the face of the waters.
And Elohim said: “Let there be light.” And there was light.
— Genesis 1:1-2
The selection round for our Twelve Scriptures project has come to a close, and we have our finalists. Unlike reality TV, we will not be forced to eliminate one of these scriptures each week until we arrive at a singular favorite. Playing CMC Idol with passages from a book that isn’t too keen on idolatry doesn’t seem like all that good of an idea. So unlike that and the World Cup, these scriptures get to enjoy group play all summer without having to worry about who is in and who is out of the final tournament.
This summer we’ll be walking through these twelve scriptures – beautifully displayed here – thanks Adam Ruggles and Seth Trance – and pondering what they have to say to...