In the sermon that I preached the first Sunday in Lent, I consider the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, a story that twenty-first century, scientifically literate people find problematic and suggest an alternative interpretation. Perhaps eating the forbidden fruit represents a step forward in human development rather than a fall from an idyllic state of grace. If so, we owe women thanks for having had the courage to go where no man had gone before!
I also offer some reflections on sinful temptation based on Jesus' experience of temptation in the wilderness. Sinful temptation has three key elements: the external, internal and eternal. Follow this link to read the sermon.