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”
Spiritual giants are in transition. Dallas Willard a few years ago. Today, Eugene Peterson.
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?”
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”
There my soul will be satisfied. Soon and very soon.
Surprised by Hope is full of surprises for me. It is an incredibly tough book to digest and process. I love NT Wright, and one reason I love his work is he takes me to the mental and spiritual mat time and time again. We need things in our lives that challenge us. Someone sawContinue reading “The Challenge of Heaven”