Originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work.

“For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible… all things were created by him and for him” – Col 1:16

To envision the New we must invariably look to the Old. Throughout the gospel, it’s made clear to us that God is renewing our world, which is leading towards a New Heaven and New Earth. If this world is to become His dwelling place, then our job is to cultivate it wisely, to manifest and capture God’s image in our work. In other words, what we create is meant to be sacred. Theologian Richard Middleton gives us the Why behind what we do and how the Holy Spirit employs our imagination to lead us to what we are created for.

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