Being Human, Becoming Imago Dei

A Tale of Adam and Eve

BEING HUMAN, BECOMING IMAGO DEI: A TALE OF ADAM AND EVE is a symbolic retelling of the biblical story. This series is in no way meant to reflect a literal interpretation of Genesis. Instead, it takes the Hebrew tale with the symbolism already therein and builds upon it with more adventures and more symbolism.

This story represents the human journey–the journey from a state of brokenness and ignorance to a state of harmony. While Adam and Eve are the primary characters, the true protagonist is the human being. This is not just an ancient Hebrew etiological tale retold; it is an allegory to the human pursuit of identity, of meaning, and of God.

As such, this story posits a number of my own theological perspectives. For the last decade, I have been on a journey of my own trying to understand the nature of God,  nature of being human, and the relationship between the two. This story is an explanation of what I have come to believe about certain topics in religion and theology.

Written as a series, BEING HUMAN, BECOMING IMAGO DEI will be told bit by bit on a weekly basis. Below are the parts that have been published on the blog:

Part 1: The Garden of Eden

Part 2: The Serpent

Part 3a: The Fall

Part 3b: The Tree of Knowledge

Part 4: Naked

Part 5: Adam Hunts the Serpent

Part 6: Eve Meets Lilith

Part 7: Original Sin–What is Sin?

Part 8: Why Do Relationships Break?

Part 9a: Into the Wasteland

Part 9b: The Existential Crisis

Part 10: Adam vs. The Serpent–Facing the Shadow

Part 11: The Dark Night

Part 12: The Cloud Speaks–An Honest Encounter With God

Part 13: God is Chaos

Part 14a: Created in the Image of God

Part 14b: Being-In-Fellowship

Part 14c: Co-Creation and Re-Creation

Part 15a: God’s Will For Humanity

Part 15b: 3 Steps to Finding God’s Will

Part 16: The Crucified Serpent

Part 17: Baptism and Resurrection

Part 18: Sanctification–Healing By Fire

Part 19: Becoming the Image of God

Part 20: The Ministry of the Imago Dei

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