From Idyllic to Catastrophic: What the first few stories in Genesis have to teach us about our current political situation

Just like last Friday, the unrest surrounding the possible nomination of Judge Kavanaugh is keeping us riveted to the national news. The pundits are offering their predictions on what will happen when the Senate votes on Kavanaugh’s nomination. But, as we’ve learned, predictions related to what happens in our nation’s capital are often wrong. Further, no matter how the vote goes, when it’s completed, it won’t just determine the fate of Judge Kavanaugh –  it will also send complex messages about how we as a nation respond to claims of sexual abuse, how we treat those who come forward to share their pain and how we ethically and legally investigate allegations like those brought forward by Dr. Blasey Ford and others. Whether the vote leads to the appointment of Judge Kavanaugh or not, it will cause the political divide to grow only wider and in a very turbulent way. As…