Posts Tagged "Genesis 4"

Adam Raised a Cain: Reflections for Parents in Pain

Posted by on Mar 6, 2022 in Blog | 6 comments

Back in 2016 I wrote a post, Adam Raised A Cain, reflecting on the sadness of the Genesis 4:1-16 account where we discover that the worlds first parents raised a murderer, and that the worlds opening story of two brothers is of the one killing the other. It’s not a promising start, and reflects the Bible’s deep awareness that family is usually the source of both our greatest joy and our greatest pain. I thought it worth doing a minor edit of the post and thinking about our response when parenting doesn’t go as we imagined it would. That the Bible’s opening snapshot of...

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