Heaven and hell isn’t the ultimate question

If I could get every American conservative Christian to read Surprised by Hope, it would be mandatory reading. Wright forces my thinking away from what I thought was the ultimate question: Who is going to heaven or hell? (And, did God send them there or did humans choose?) Maybe we’re asking wrong questions, and thisContinue reading “Heaven and hell isn’t the ultimate question”

Is life HERE important?

Reading for today: Psalm 101, 109, 119:121-144 Gen. 50:15-26 1 Cor. 12:1-11 Mark 8:11-26 There is a reason we are here. There is a reason we are still here even after we are “saved.” It’s not about “getting to heaven” alone. “We are put here on earth and we are given bodes so we can work to bringContinue reading “Is life HERE important?”

That which we do not know

One thing I admire about C.S. Lewis is his full candor when dealing with skeptics. He won’t tolerate “bumper sticker” answers from anyone, but especially those who do not believe and ridicules those who do. In his chapter on heaven in Mere Christianity, he wrote this: There is no need to be worried by facetious people who try toContinue reading “That which we do not know”