Journey: Eternal Creativity

Read: God in the End

I wondered how McLaren would end his book.  I cannot imagine a finer way than with the idea of Eternal Creativity.

I found myself caught up in imagining that the same flurry of creativity which was present at the Beginning will be present at the End.  The way McLaren describes it makes the whole of time and space pulsate with joy and anticipation.

McLaren’s description of a universe that is winding down (to a Big Freeze or Big Crunch) is matched by science’s recognition that as every galaxy eventually dies, life itself never dies, for new galaxies are being created all the time.

The road we have made by walking with McLaren this past year is one that ends with a message as grand as the cosmos, where death gives way to life, and a promise as specific as Jesus’ words, ” Even though persons die, yet shall they live!”

The Road we are walking is a path of Life that leads to even more Life!  That’s the message of McLaren’s book and the Message of our God.

(This concludes the “Journey” series. It will continue to be archived for future use)

About Steve Harper

Retired seminary professor, who taught for 32 years in the disciplines of Spiritual Formation and Wesley Studies. Author and co-author of 42 books. Also a retired Elder in The Florida Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.
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