Just when you imagine Christians are all so heavenly minded they’re of no earthly use … the Bible itself brings us back to the earth. That’s where the action is. In fact, the final great scene of the Bible doesn’t have us all floating up to heaven. It has heaven coming down to earth.
Down … to … earth. There’s a lot in that phrase.
As far as religions go, Christianity is arguably the most down-to-earth perspective you could imagine.
- Winnie The Pooh loves honey in the books and every movie he’s in, but particularly the 2011 version we quoted from.
- This episode is sponsored by Zondervan’s new book, Becoming All Things by Michelle Ami Reyes
- Meet our guests for this episode:
- Andrew Wilson, London pastor and author of a new book called God Of All Things: Rediscovering the Sacred in an Everyday World
- Tish Harrison Warren, Anglican priest and author of Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life
- Read Psalm 19, which begins “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”
- Read more about CS Lewis’ “supposals” … and check out The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe while you’re at it.
- Watch the heartwarming Old People’s Home for Four Year Olds. This one’s the Australian version.
- Or, for a similar feeling, watch Ted Lasso on Apple TV. John Dickson called it “the best show since The West Wing” … and that’s high praise!
- Read more from James K.A. Smith on cultural liturgies.
- Read more about CS Lewis’ conversion to Christianity.
- More reading, this time on Wendell Berry from the New Yorker.