The way that we thought about the Biblical story was that God was trying to save a bunch of souls and whisk them out. And my time in seminary, really wrestling with the Biblical text, convinced me that that’s really not the story. God’s plan is the “reconciliation of all things” and this idea of “the new creation.” And once you start thinking along those lines, and realize that you can participate with God in the healing of creation, the work of your hands just becomes so important. —Andrew Arndt, Lead Pastor of Bloom Church in Denver
This post originally appeared at the blog Made to Flourish.