He Walks The Dark Hils

dark hillsOur world is the best of possible worlds. In order for there to be creatures like us, there could not have been another option. This world is the best possible world and God is GOOD. 

For God so loved the world that he made possible the existence of creatures such as us—made in the image of God [Imago Dei]—given the will to choose including the choice of whether or not  to love him (God) or not. God so loved the world that he gave—he not only gave—he came, he walked this earth, he experienced the pain, he bore our sins on the cross; he arose from the dead and ascended to the right hand of the Father. But, do you think that he then went off to the New Heaven and New Earth that Scripture refers to? To enjoy all that was on offer? No, I think not Somehow,‘HE WALKS THE DARK HILLS—because (for reasons that are totally beyond me) he loves you and me.’ And he wants us, fallen humanity [you and me and everyone else] to accept the, unconditional, offer of life in all its fullness Together with him in that New heaven and on That New Earth.

Invitation to the Needy

Seek the Lord while he may be found;
    call on him while he is near.
Let the wicked forsake their ways
    and the unrighteous their thoughts.
Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them,
    and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

Isaiah 55:6,7


About djwimago

First and foremost, I became a committed follower of Jesus Christ in 1976, previously having had ‘strong leftish/ atheistic tendencies’. I have been in Christian leadership in various positions: An elder (eleven years) at Bournemouth Community Church with oversight for mission and apologetics; a deacon at Lansdowne Church Bournemouth (nine years) --working with international students and co-leading the Young People's Work [then YPF] with my wife Jackie. I was a founder director of the International Training Network, Bournemouth, training centre for the teachers of English as a foreign language and the principal/director [1996-2010] of the Christian English Language Centre in Bournemouth and Christchurch, England. Since December 2014 my wife and I have been attending St Mary's Church Ferndown, where we are seeking to use our gifts for the Mission of Christ. Publications: I am the joint author (along with Rosemary Griffiths) of a book entitled ‘Walls that Divide’, which is due to be revised/re-edited. I have recently (January 2016) published an edited version of my MRes thesis--published under the title: 'Beyond Eden:God, Evolution and The problem of Evil. PS. It is a 'work in progress'... My ‘academic’ background includes forays into the world of: Sociology, Theology, Philosophy,English-Language pedagogy,linguistics and Philosophical Theology in The Open University, The University of Sheffield, Canterbury Christchurch University/Trinity College, Newburg USA, and The University of Exeter. On a more personal note: I’ve been married since September 1963 [one of God’s miracles] and have four [grown] children and nine grandchildren — the latest born in 2015. Four of the grandkids live 'with their parents' in Australia. There are also two great-grandchildren.

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