I suppose with such a title, vocationally this would be an amazing opportunity to bring gospel/sermon/reflection/Scripture/kingdom skills to the fore. Sorry to disappoint, if that was your expectation, this time. This is a narrative about me and some of my stuff, and the inability to make rational, logical decisions.
In one of the several offertory prayers we use in worship, we say, “Through your [God’s] goodness you have blessed us with these gifts, our selves, our time and our possessions…”
The older Lutheran Book of Worship (LBW, green) worded it this way, “we offer with joy and thanksgiving what you have first given us—our selves, our time, and our possessions, signs of your gracious love.”
Christian faith asks questions, seeks understanding, both because God is always greater than our ideas of God, and because the public world that faith inhabits confronts it with challenges and contradictions that cannot be ignored. It is my hope to offer some information and insights in response to questions about God, the Bible and faith, that will add to the conversation without offering set, absolute answers. Please feel free to communicate any additional questions or your own experiences, comments, responses and insights as they relate to the questions taken up here.
“Do people age in heaven?”