Friday, November 10, 2006

In my Pentateuch classes, I'm covertly using an open copy of Bruce Waltke's commentary on Genesis during the class (this cannot be seen over the video link, due to my expert camera alignment). The occasional glance at Waltke turns up some good stuff - is there a better Genesis commentary, pound for pound? This is a quote from Hoekema found in Waltke's discussion on the 'image of God':
To be creatures means that God is the potter and we are the
clay; to be persons means that we are the ones who fashion our lives by our own
decisions.
'Accordingly', says Waltke, 'humanity has the potential to sin and to accept God's grace.' Yes -we like Waltke.