”There are only two stories, the story of Adam and the story of Jesus. The story of Adam, symbolized by ^ is the story of self-will, one who climbs up only to fall down. The story of Christ is symbolized by v and is the story of God’s will, a descent into our messiness and sin and a surprising ascent into heaven. . . Adam tells the story of the failure of trust, the failure of obedience and the failure of love. . . Jesus tells a story of perfect trust, perfect obedience and perfect love. Our journey leads us out of the broken story of Adam and into the unparalleled story of Jesus.” – 2010 Spring Reader of Asbury Theological Seminary, edited by JD Walt.