TheologyThe New View of Heaven Is Too Small
Our recent emphasis on “kingdom work” misses the real hope of the afterlife.
J. Todd Billings
Heaven isn’t what it used to be.
A friend of mine’s favorite Sunday school song growing up was “Dwell in Me, O Blessed Spirit,” the first verse of which goes, “Dwell in me, O Blessed Spirit, Gracious Teacher, Friend Divine. For the home of bliss that waits me, O prepare this heart of mine.” But my friend, Laura Smit, who is now a theology professor at Calvin College, notes that this song is now revised in the hymnal to read “For the kingdom work that calls ...
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Heaven isn’t what it used to be