Hi, I’m Darnell Barkman
Why does Jesus matter? There is so much pain and evil in the world, how can the church claim he came to change things. In in bible college I struggled with the Christian faith to answer this question?
Here I write about what I’ve experianced the spirit of God doing in the world:
Building peace and justice where it is hard to find
Transforming me and my bad habits through Spiritual Practices
Creating communities of regular people who live lives peace, justice and hope
Interpreting scripture and history to backup some of my learning.
I discovered that the biblical story isn’t about getting to heaven when we die, but about God reconciling the whole universe.John 3:16 says it all. God loved the world (Cosmos) so much that he gave his only son, that whoever would trust and follow his path him wouldn’t parish, but would fully live!
In that verse Replace the word “World” with “Cosmos.” That’s how it is in the original greek translation. That means that God’s mission to bring healing has a cosmic scope to heal everything the way he originally wanted it. Healing that is far beyond anyone’s imagination.
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