original blessing

I’ve had some conversations in recent days about how to hold onto original blessing while engaging actively in social justice. I love this question because one of the common misconceptions about original blessing is that it’s a worldview that requires you to hold everyone’s hand and sing camp songs and…

Friends, if you were thinking about getting someone on your Christmas list (or yourself) Original Blessing for Christmas, this week is the time to do it. My publisher, Fortress, is having a 30% off sale on my book now through December 18th, plus free shipping. That means you can get the…

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…

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