This world is not simply a theater for individual conversion narratives, to be discarded at the end when we all go to heaven. No, the ultimate purpose of Jesus is not only individual salvation and pardon for sins but also the renewal of this world, the end of disease, poverty, injustice, violence, suffering, and death.
From The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Now that we are in the easter season, I would like to open a couple of ideas. First I would like to offer more sacrifice of the flesh that isn't just "don't eat, don't touch, don't taste." Second, more opening of my storehouse, not that I have much, but I don't have the gracious spirit that the power of the resurection should incite. Third...I am too lazy to write it down, so if you want a cup of coffee you can ask for it, and I would love share #3 with you.