Friends, it has been quite a week. Many are feeling disoriented, disillusioned and maybe even a little prone to despair. A friend and mentor calls this the ambush of hope, that misstep of believing the world marches forward in a straight line of inevitable progress. That kind of hope is…

Happy Moltmann Monday! I’m continuing to share selections that relate to original blessing from Moltmann’s work, and this one comes from his most recent book, The Living God and the Fullness of Life. After he quotes Psalm 22:9-10, he goes on to say: Every child is born into God’s great…

It’s book release day! Original Blessing: Putting Sin in its Rightful Place has officially hit the shelves.  And while a celebratory glass of champagne is surely in order, as it turns out, a glass is also a foundational description of blessing. Here’s a sneak peek into the first chapter: We are…

Happy Moltmann Monday, all! Tomorrow is book release day (!!!), so today I want to share a selection from Ethics of Hope where Moltmann talks about the foundational definition of original blessing that I give in the book. In this paragraph, he is discussing the distinction between the image of…

Happy Moltmann Monday! Last week was happy indeed as I got to spend a day with Dr. Moltmann and hear him share his thoughts about the future of Christianity and the Church at the Unfinished Worlds conference at Emory. I appreciated not only his lecture but the wisdom I gleaned…

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