Chosenness

Recently I have been re reading Henri Nouwen’s book Life of the Beloved and I’ve been thinking again about “chosenness”. In my Presbyterian tradition and in the larger Reformed tradition, chosenness can be awkward and difficult topic.The idea that we are chosen gets equated with election and also with predestination. The popular usage of those terms misses […]

Why are we here?

If we are not the reason for the creation of the universe and we are not necessary for life on earth to flourish; why are we here?  Are we just the end product of a pointless process? A cosmic joke? There are, of course, a variety of answers to that question. For Christians, the cosmos isn’t […]