Mystery in the Lord’s Prayer

In the Lord’s Prayer there is a curious feature in the original Greek. And that is: in the first petition it reads “Our Father in the HEAVENS” [plural], but later it reads “on earth as it is in HEAVEN” [singular]. Why is ‘heaven’ plural in one place and singular in the other? I searched the…

Life and the Afterlife

In terms of the ‘ultimate destination’ of our individual lives, there is a remarkable similarity among the religions of the world in this sense: that our ultimate destination is a kind of ‘perpetual stasis’. As important as ‘heaven’ is to Christians, the Bible itself has remarkably little to say about it, but the consensus view…