Saturday, May 23, 2009


I have been thinking about the Ascension (wrote a sermon about it yesterday in fact). There is a cluster of themes regarding the Ascension. This year I am really intrigued by the notion that all of life is the arena for Christian discipleship because Jesus is enthroned in the heavens. There is not a secular/sacred divide. There really is no such thing as "the Christian life." There is just life - created by God, redeemed by God and ruled by God. We either live life under his reign or not. So because of the ascension drinking a cup of coffee is spiritual. Doing yard work is spiritual. Serving at the Rescue Mission is spiritual. Praying is spiritual. Going to work is spiritual. Eating a plate of pulled pork is spiritual. You get the drift.

What meanings of the Ascension capture your imagination?

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