And God said to Adam, '...I have placed a curse on the ground. All of your life you will struggle to scratch a living from it. It will grow thorns and thistles for you, though you will eat of its grains. All of your life you will sweat to produce food, until your dying day, then you will return to the ground from which you came. For you were made from dust, and to dust you will return.' (Genesis 3:17-19, NLT)
The Ohio River Valley is home to a city of seven hills that stands in a crucial era of modernity and post-enlightenment. In this modern retelling extracted from the book of Genesis, the protagonist, Jacob Peniel, wrestles and questions his existence and his
role in the world, attempting to understand God in both theory and practicality.
What we believe about God or godlessness is a battle of wits that we often come to unarmed. It is through pivotal relationships and zealous intellect that good theology is developed, and not religion. Ultimately, it comes down to a decision that must be made. Will Jacob pursue God or will he spend his life in insolent vanity and pretend too?
The answer lies between the Thorns and Thistles.
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