Heaven is Now

I was caught off guard in college when a professor mentioned that the Kingdom of Heaven was Jesus’ favorite theme. “If he talked so much about it, why doesn’t anyone know more about what Heaven is like?” I wondered. And then I started paying attention to what the Bible actually said about the Kingdom of…

A Heavenly Reward

In today’s podcast, Paul offers a metaphor that interprets in a rather surprising way: While Christians are saved only by faith and belief in Christ, our works as Christians play a part in a reward to come in Heaven. Working with this metaphor, I survey similar explanations of the afterlife through Jesus’ teachings and then…