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Heaven 3: Metaphors

Heaven 3: Metaphors

Talking about heaven is a little like talking about your unborn child.  It’s like talking about that vocation you want to be when you grow up.  It’s like talking about the job you want when you graduate from college.  Talking about heaven is like talking about an unknown future, except it’s unique in that the essence of the experience can’t be paralleled by anything we have ever experienced before.  While I was awaiting the birth of my daughter, I could…

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Heaven 2: Shadows?

Heaven 2: Shadows?

For those of us who have ever worked on a difficult project with other people, we know that often times the key to success is compromise.  When making decisions about how to move from the project vision to the practical details, everyone on the team needs to be willing to come together to find the best realistic solution.  This is especially true, if you, like me, tend to be an idealist.  I can sometimes find compromise difficult because I so…

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Heaven 1: If you were to die tonight….

Heaven 1: If you were to die tonight….

A few years back (8, I think), I went through an Evangelism Explosion training.  The training consisted of teaching you a packaged Evangelistic sales pitch that could be presented verbatim on demand.  The presentation always began with the question: “If you were to die today and find yourself at the gates of heaven, what would you say?  What reason would you give for why you should be allowed to enter?”Or something like that.  The rest of the presentation was pretty…

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