Reflections on Genesis 1:1-2:4a



A Bible study reflection delivered during worship by Zoom (virtual teleconferencing) on Trinity Sunday, 7 June 2020 at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, Louisville, KY.

Key Bible Verse: "These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created."

Using “The Creation” art by Aaron Douglas and drawing on the word "generations," Dr. Steve Cook, a member of the Church, Acting Dean, Registrar and Associate Dean of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, at Lousville Seminary, provides a short, timely, and powerful Bible study on this word translated from the Hebrew "Toledot" to provide a thoughtful call to action.

"To say Black Lives Matter calls us, members of the Episcopal Church, to commit to anti-racist practices and the dismantling of white supremacy to honor all that God has made. May our generation be the one to celebrate finally the full and awesome goodness of God’s creation. Amen"

An image of “The Creation” art by Aaron Douglas is in the Documenting the South digital archive:


Steve Cook


7 June, 2020


Accompanying art image is from the Documenting the South collection at UNC:

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Steve Cook, “Reflections on Genesis 1:1-2:4a,” Anti-Racism Digital Library, accessed January 30, 2023,