The Two Tasks of Moltmann’s Future Church

I’ve been reading through Moltmann’s recent work,¬†Ethics of Hope.¬†Not surprisingly, Moltmann develops his ethics through the framing of eschatology. Christian ethics must be understood with reference to Messianic Christology, which means that the resurrection of Christ determines how we understand present and future history. Indeed, present history is a present-future tense when understood in light [Read More...]

A Church’s Expiration Date

Visiting with my grandmother in North Carolina, she bemoaned the decrease of her small Quaker church, fretting like many in her generation over the dearth of younger people in attendance. Without them, her little congregation is destined to wither away. It reminded me of an interesting idea I heard recently. What if churches were started [Read More...]


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