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The Genealogy of All Life: The Tree of Life and the Image of God

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Otto Miller Hall 118

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Day of Common Learning

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The genes in DNA are “words” that were written in the past as life interacted with its environment. These reveal the conditions living things encountered hundreds, thousands, or even millions of years ago. In the past decade, DNA analysis has revealed important aspects of pre-history, which allows us to more deeply consider what it means that we are created in the very image of God. Scenes from Terrence Malick’s film The Tree of Life address these issues with vivid images, music, and narrative. These scenes help us start to build a bridge between the two sets of ancient words: ancient gene-words written in the “book of nature” and ancient Hebrew and Greek words written in the book of Scripture.

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Oct 26th, 1:00 PM

The Genealogy of All Life: The Tree of Life and the Image of God

Otto Miller Hall 118

The genes in DNA are “words” that were written in the past as life interacted with its environment. These reveal the conditions living things encountered hundreds, thousands, or even millions of years ago. In the past decade, DNA analysis has revealed important aspects of pre-history, which allows us to more deeply consider what it means that we are created in the very image of God. Scenes from Terrence Malick’s film The Tree of Life address these issues with vivid images, music, and narrative. These scenes help us start to build a bridge between the two sets of ancient words: ancient gene-words written in the “book of nature” and ancient Hebrew and Greek words written in the book of Scripture.