By Language of God | 38m
Published in August of 2021

SUMMARY: Finishing a six-part series on what it means to be human Language of God hosts Jim Stump and Colin Hoogerwerf, along with scientists and theologians, turn their focus onto defining the complicated statement of humans being made in the image of God. Some have postulated that it is because we can see things as they are and how they should be. Others have said it is because we can repent and accept forgiveness. Is it biological? It is theological? Is it both? The duo explains the complexities (impossibility?) of trying to definitively define the term while ultimately concluding that we must approach the term with humility while looking to Jesus for how we are to reflect God in the world.

KEY QUOTES: “God loves the entire created order. But human beings are specially chosen and elected….it’s less about sort of the inherent qualifications of the human being, but just that God has, out of God’s great mercy, chosen to love human beings. And then we can think about this uniqueness as in the service of the rest of the created order too, just like Israel is chosen to be a light to the nations. So we’re chosen, we human beings are chosen, and singled out, to be stewards of the created order and to care for it. To serve it, we could even say.” – Kantzer Komline

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