What does it mean to "subdue the earth" and "have dominion" over it? We can understand this as a license to exploit our world or an opportunity to heal our world. How will we use our power? How will we rule as “Image bearers of God"?
As the creation poem reaches its crescendo, the priestly writers make it a point to describe the essence of humankind. How do they do this? By borrowing a culturally familiar and loaded phrase from the Ancient Near East: "image of God". What does it mean to be made in the image of God?
The Divine is the source of ALL things, the energy behind ALL things, and the light within ALL things. Because of this, we discover that at the heart of the material is the spiritual. The natural is the supernatural. There is no separation.