Purpose and Heaven
In this episode we will explore the concept of “purpose” as a continuation of the series on Heaven. Through NewChurch theology we are able to understand more fully what heaven is like and what types of things people do in heaven. The idea of usefulness is explored and how our life on earth can be preparation for finding meaning and purpose in heaven.
About the guest
Curtis Childs is the Vice President of programming at the Swedenborg foundation. He spends his days talking New Church Theology with people on the internet. He and his team have produced weekly webcasts through his YouTube channel "Off The Left Eye" which has accumulated over 154K subscribers and over 35 million views. He works with his team to create simple, effective inquiries into life’s biggest questions. Curtis also serves as the Executive Director for NewChurch Live supporting the mission and vision of the church as well as hosting Sunday services when Pastor Chuck is away.
In this episode we will explore the concept of heaven and the afterlife. This podcast is the last installment in a 3 part series on the topic of heaven. In this episode we explore finding purpose in heaven.
Some key takeaways from the episode include the idea that “variety is perfection” meaning the more people who enter heaven makes it more and more perfect. The concept of usefulness or purpose being the joy of knowing you are making a positive impact on the world and that your daily life on earth is in preparation for a useful life in heaven.
"Every time another person is added to heaven it becomes more perfect."
"Usefulness is the joy of knowing you are making a positive difference in the world."