Have you ever noticed that there are two creation stories? Scholars believe that both were written at different times and then brought together in a latter collection. The differences between the two is primarily their emphasis, but both are focused on teaching us about God, the creation, humankind and how we all relate to one another. Read and reflect on Genesis 1 and 2, find the two creation stories and reflect on what they say about our role in the world and our relationship to God and the rest of the creation.
Study Genesis 1 and 2
Ragan Sutterfield is a writer and Episcopal seminarian sojourning from his native Arkansas in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of Cultivating Reality: How the Soil Might Save Us, Farming as a Spiritual Discipline and a contributor to the book Sacred Acts: How churches are working to protect the Earth’s climate. Ragan’s articles and essays have appeared in a variety of magazines including Triathlete, The Oxford American, and Books & Culture. He works to live the good life with his wife Emily and daughter Lillian.