Thursday, February 26, 2009

Last Chance: Between Worlds

The last idea I mentioned as a possible name for the new blog was Between Worlds.

This idea came from an address by N.T. Wright on "The Bible and Christian Imagination." Here's the part I love:

..."We find worship offered God by the angels, who in Isaiah 6 sing day and night, without ceasing, 'Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God of Hosts, The whole earth is full of his glory.'
And we say, yes, it is — the whole earth is full of God's glory. I see it. I catch it on the sunrise and the sunset, the flight of a bird. . . Then we remind ourselves that it's also a place of violence and destruction, and of terror and shame and fear which invade our own souls. And then we move on in Isaiah and just a few chapters later in Isaiah chapter 11 we find there a vision, an extraordinary vision, of a world healed by the love of God, a world in which the lion and the lamb will lie down together. . . We, my friends, are called to live between the vision of the world which is already filled with the glory of God, and a world which is yet to be filled with the glory of God. . . .God's call to Christian artists [is] to have this unique vocation of enabling people to see what they can't otherwise see, to see that the world is already full of the glory of God, and that it will one day be filled yet fuller."

Let us know what you think of this idea. And remember--each comment gets you an entry into this weekend's drawing for a $15.00 gift card. It's not too late to enter--but this is your last chance!