Phillip Cary teaches philosophy at Eastern University, where he is also Scholar-in-Residence at the Templeton Honors College. His research specializes in Augustine and Luther. He has also published a commentary on the book of Jonah in the Brazos Theological Commentary series, edited by R. R. Reno.

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The Painful Good

From First Thoughts
In the story of Genesis, why do we hear of the woman’s desire for her husband only after the first disobedience? The answer must lie in the interlocking meaning of all three speeches in Genesis . . . . Continue Reading »

Excuses, Excuses

From First Thoughts
The first time human beings have a conversation with God in Genesis they are making excuses, trying to shift the blame for what they have done. Taken with the proper skepticism, the excuses are very . . . . Continue Reading »