September 12, 2012
The Phil Vischer Podcast: Ep 16- Rethinking Genesis 1
Dr. John Walton asks, was God building a house or establishing a home?
Phil, Skye and Christian talk about a new book about how to find “the one thing” you were meant to do or “the one person” you were supposed to marry. They also unpack the historical belief some Christians hold that America has a special covenant with God stemming back to the first Puritain settlers, and how that affects things today.
Dr. John Walton, an Old Testament scholar and professor at Wheaton College, is this week’s guest. First, they talk about his book The Bible Story Handbook regarding how not to teach Scripture, and then The Lost World of Genesis One, which Phil discussed on a podcast a few months ago. Walton explains his reading of Genesis and why he believes it is about the creation of a “home” rather than a “house”.
Dr. John Walton is an Old Testament professor at Wheaton College. His area of interest is on studies comparing the culture and literature of the Bible and the ancient Near East. Previously, he served on the faculty of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He has written 15 books, including The Lost World of Genesis One and commentaries on Obadiah through Jonah.