Author: Greg Forster

Let’s Keep Bickering: Called and Comforted

Part two of a series. Eschatological continuity emphasizes excellence in our work, setting the standard for which we strive. Eschatological discontinuity emphasizes comfort and hope when our work is painful and frustrating. In C.S. Lewis’ allegorical novel The Pilgrim’s Regress, Mr. Savage sneers at the inhabitants of Claptrap (who represent respectable, bourgeois Enlightenment society) because they spend their whole lives working and building, even…

Vocational Sacraments: Ends of Grace

Part six of a series. On my list of four things we can learn from the sacraments about vocation, the fourth is: My daily work participates in the ongoing drama of the world’s redemption. In the very delicate theological tap dance that constituted my last post, the key problem was relating creation and redemption. Sacraments, I proposed, are the legacy…