Results tagged “heaven” from Reformation21

The Singularity

Article by   January 2007
Historians now generally regard the 1900's as "the American Century." What do you suppose they will call the twenty-first century? Possibly "the Biotech Century," as new scientific discoveries enable the radical re-engineering of the human body [see Jeremy Rifkin,... continue

Heaven on Earth: Capturing Jonathan Edward's Vision of Living in Between

Article by   November 2006
"You know, ol' Bob is so heavenly minded that he is no earthly good." Perhaps, you have heard someone, in an effort to sound practical, say something like this. I suppose it is possible to be so focused on the... continue

Starbucks in Heaven?

Article by   June 2006
Will there be a Starbucks store in heaven? It's a crazy question, I know, but humor me for a second or two. Perhaps we should ask the more theologically precise question: what exactly will heaven be like? It is initially... continue

Results tagged “heaven” from Reformation21 Blog

Luther and Calvin's Quiet Discussions in Heaven

Article by   May 2017
Those who cherish the Reformation have often sought out what, if any, influence Martin Luther may have had on John Calvin. Did the two Reformers ever meet in person? Was Calvin influenced by the writings or ministry of "the... continue

The Missing Message

Article by   September 2016
While preparing talks for a forthcoming Reformation Conference, I happened across Heiko Oberman's outstanding 1961 Theology Today lecture, "Preaching and the Word in the Reformation," in which he set down what he believed to have been the three most important... continue

Lay up Treasures (i.e. People) in Heaven

Article by   December 2015
Soon many will begin re-reading the Bible from cover-to-cover throughout the year. This is a practice I heartily commend. But there's another practice that has been immensely beneficial to me as I've read portions of God's word in recent times. As... continue

"Respect the Authorities": Scriptural Framework #5 ~ Our Heavenly Hope

Article by   July 2015
IntroductionScriptural framework A proper subjectionThe prayers of the saintsA godly lifeRespond prayerfully Our Heavenly Hope For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly... continue

Hell's Horrors vs. Heaven's Happiness (Updated)

Article by   May 2015
Updated: response to Professor Helm below.When we speak of grace, hell, heaven, etc., we must not merely speak in generalities, but as specific as the Scriptures allow us, which includes good and necessary consequences (Matt. 22:32). Someone may reference the... continue

"Theism raises the ceiling on our hopes for happiness"

Article by   October 2014
Today Justin Taylor posted one of my favorite sections from C. S. Lewis's sermon, "The Weight of Glory." In that sermon, Lewis speaks eloquently about the "desire for our own far-off country"--the desire for heaven. I worry that much contemporary... continue

BLINDNESS AND HEAVEN

Article by   July 2014
Countless times someone has said to me, "You'll be able to see in Heaven."  This is likely true, but I want to explore another possibility.  Suppose in Heaven some of us are left with the disabilities or deformities we were... continue

"A mighty host of angels stands"

Article by   June 2012
8 7. 8 7. D (iambic) (Constance)A mighty host of angels standsAround Christ's throne in heaven;Their sinless tongues extol his worth,All praise to him is given;With awe recount his mighty works,His face behold with wonder,Lift up their voice to hymn... continue
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