Given climate change, Russian wars and covid, there’s plenty to worry about the future of our world. It used to be just very religious people who were announcing the end of the world, but now it’s scientists, journalists and the media. I wrote about it for Christianity magazine – take a look here.
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A summary of Tom Wright’s “Surprised by Hope”
I love this quote from Wright’s “Surprised by Hope”, which I think summarises the whole book quite well:
Every act of love, gratitude, and kindness; every work of art or music inspired by the love of God and delight in the beauty of his creation; every minute spent teaching a severely handicapped child to read or to walk; every act of care and nurture, of comfort and support, for one’s fellow nonhuman creatures; and of course every prayer, all Spirit-led teaching, every deed that spreads the gospel, builds up the church, embraces and embodies holiness rather than corruption, and makes the name of Jesus honored in the world – all of this will find its way, through the resurrecting power of God, into the new creation that God will one day make. That is the logic of the mission of God.”
It’s expanding on 1 Cor 15:58: “Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless”.
I find this massively encouraging! Keep loving, peeps…