OST is closed for business but its spirit survives on my blog.
Thanks for taking time with this topic it is one that still draws much thought and conflict between believers. My commentary on this topic is very simple. It is about the who rather then the how. I think it is more important to say that “the earth was formless and void and the Spirit hovered over the deep.” So however it happened, it has happened, and it happened just as God wanted it to.
Secondarily, this debate usually goes back to people who try to defend God. The reason people care about this, is that they feel if they lose this argument somehow their faith is gone. I go a different direction and say, let God defend God, we don’t need to. Be informed, understand the various positions, but be okay with not having an answer. Especially with people who are post-modern, I find i have much better discussions when I can discuss my experience of God, and my beliefs, rather then trying to win a debate that can literally go on forever.
Just my thoughts.