#95 – God in the Dark Places of Genesis with Tish Harrison Warren
This episode we are joined by Tish Harrison Warren. Tish is a priest in the Anglican Church in North America and is the author of Liturgy of the Ordinary and the forthcoming book Prayer in the Night (coming in January, preorder now). She is a monthly columnist for Christianity Today and you can find her articles in the New York Times, Religious News Service, Comment Magazine, and many other places.
On this episode Tish and the crew discuss the following:
* In Genesis 3 we find out that humanity rebels against God and in doing so, finds themselves experiencing separation from God. This is the reality we are born into, that we inherit...so let’s start at a high level: Is it possible to find God in a dark world?
* After the fall, Adam and Eve are exiled from the garden, setting up this mega theme of exile throughout the bible: What is exile and is God with us in it? How do we seek and find God when in exile?
* As the story moves forward, brokenness takes on different contours: The story of Cain and Abel we see murder, bloodshed, hate...do we approach God differently in the midst of a violent world?
* Prior to Noah, it appears that the world has unraveled into great unrighteousness and evil: How can we pray when we feel doubt that the world around us can ever be made whole again?
* When we get to the Tower of Babel, we find the people scattered, divided, and confused: In what way if any does prayer not only bridge the gap between us and God but between us and the other?
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