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The Structure of Human Hope

The Structure of Human Hope

There are many philosophies of the future, many perspectives on how society progresses, and many thoughts on what gives us hope. It seems by now to have been well-established that humans need hope in order to survive. When hope fails, people die ...

The Structure of Human Hope: in the first century

In my previous post, I outlined what I think reality must be like in order for human hope to persist. Now I want to examine how that looked in the first century. The New Testament scriptures begin with a declaration that change was coming. "The ...

The Structure of Human Hope: personal eschatology

As I've hinted in my previous posts (1, 2), I think God means that there is progress and growth for infinity, that our efforts and actions reverberate down through eternity, and that there are always new things to learn and achieve. To me, this i...

The Structure of Human Hope: speculations on immortality

In my previous posts (1, 2, 3), I've tried to be careful not to offer any speculation on the actual nature of resurrection or immortality. Instead, I've tried to follow the scriptures, and simply hold out trust and confidence in a God who is conti...