As Christians, we are creatures formed to some extent by the opening words of Genesis: “In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth …” There is a footnote to the word created.  The Hebrew can also be translated, “When God began to create …” Thus we are offered two different images of creation: a static one, with everything put in place at the beginning, or a dynamic one, in which the cosmos is still unfolding and God is still at work.

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