What is salvation? Through Jesus’ sacrificial death and victorious resurrection, we are reconciled with God and rescued from destruction.
Those who have gone before us are already in heaven in festive assembly. They are worshipping God and the Lamb with their sins forgiven.
Jesus' birth will gave rise to rumors of the kind that travel faster than a brushfire. Two realities, laid side by side: Royal birth. Royal scandal.
God’s final salvation is about renewing the entire physical cosmos as we know it. It involves a bodily resurrection—just like that of Jesus.
The cross reminds us that our sin is serious. It is so ugly that God would have to die to make it beautiful. But the Jesus chapter doesn’t end there.
There are some hints within Scripture that tell us something about why Christ’s execution is different from the others throughout human history.
Conflict may lie at the heart of other theories on creation. But our story is different. Our plotline emerges from and for loving relationships. We come from and for communion.
When we approach the Bible other than a grand story that reveals God’s work in the world, we mischaracterize it.
In the Bible, everything from anteaters to jellyfish, waterfalls to water buffaloes, sunsets to supernovas—everything emerges from and for persons in loving relationship.
Long Story Short is a book that uses humor and relatable experiences to teach the basic storyline of Scripture from beginning to end.