How does God reveal himself in Scripture and in creation? What were humans originally created to be and do, and what might the implications be for life and ministry today? In this course, we will seek to place the book of Genesis in its historical, cultural, and literary contexts, and will consider why that matters. We will also focus on God’s relationship with the Israelite ancestors and will think about how their story relates to the rest of humanity. Be prepared to have assumptions challenged and horizons expanded with respect to the relevance and good news message of the first book of the Bible.