Joy is an ever-present reality to which we open wide our souls to receive, but it is also a remembering and a longing.Read more "The Impossibility of Joy (An Advent Reflection)"
The central purpose, the grand narrative, the over-arching achievement of God is to- bring heaven and earth back together as one.Read more "Heaven: Heaven and Earth Be One"
The primary dilemma in front of many Christians, maybe you, is- I have always been taught and then believed that when a person dies he/she goes to heaven. Now you are telling me that a disembodied, spiritual heaven is not the end. I am not sure that is something I can believe.Read more "Heaven: Let’s Talk Turkey"
Our future hope does not involve us as disembodied spirits floating around, but rather people who are clothed in new bodies, fully integrated spiritual bodies, that will feel, touch, sense, experience, taste, smell, hear, sing, and talk.Read more "Heaven: The Spiritual Body"
When a loved-one in your life passes unexpectedly…everything else in the world seems to completely stop and to have very little significance. All you can do is sit in silence, mourn, and ask questions. Is this how it will be forever?Read more "tension…"
The truth of the matter is that there is nothing wrong with recognizing the fact that there are times when God does not answer prayer the way that I would like. And sometimes that means the unanswered prayer will make my life hard…sometimes unbearable…but it doesn’t mean that God is not there suffering with me or that God has turned against me and does not love me.Read more "suffering and the unanswered prayer…"
Jesus’ words point forward to a time when there will be a restoration of God’s good creation and a marriage with His Bride (the church), where there will be perfect love, unity, and relationships.Read more "we are getting married either way!"