Saturday, May 26, 2012

Simon Ponsonby on Death

from And The Lamb Wins:

" Death comes by decree and by degree. It is the consequence of rebellion against God's law -- it unravels God's creational intent, bringing death of the body, serparation of the soul from God when enfleshed, and ultimate eternal separation from God.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Christianity is Hope

According to Simon Ponsonby's And The Lamb Wins, hope is a key feature of Christianity. He says:

* Hope is at the heart of Christian tradition
* Christian hope is founded on the God who has promised and acted in Christ
* Hope refuses to be alarmist
* Hope steadies the Christian in life's storms
* Hope is attractive to the hopeless
* Hope is communal
* There is nothing passive about hope
* Hope is disciplined waiting
* Hope leads to mission