iab-728x90

The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

iab-728x90

Faith and science

It's not an either/or choice

The creation story always has been one of my favorite parts of the Bible—but for different reasons as I have grown older.

As a child the story assured me that a loving and powerful God made the world. I especially cherished the image of people and animals living together in peace, taking care of a garden.

As a teen I decided to use to the story as a justification for becoming a vegetarian: “It says right there that all creatures ate fruits and vegetables.” How could my parents argue with that? It was a bit unfair to them. But I still held on to the idea that the world was once a peaceful place where death had no role.


The rest of this article is only available to subscribers.

text size:

this page: email | print

iab-728x90
December issue

DECEMBER issue:

Advent: Waiting together

More...