At the Heart of Reality

This three part dynamic is central to Israel’s worldview:

  1. God has given generously
  2. His people respond with thanksgiving
  3. Thanksgiving ensues in generosity, justice and inclusion

Israel’s worldview begins with a gift: at the heart of reality is a God of limitless generosity. Yahweh’s generosity in creation and salvation is the garden in which the Old Testament story is played out. The scope of God’s providence may be viewed with increasing imminence: the cosmos, the world, the land, the farm, the soil, the produce – all is a gift!

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About Mark Glanville

Mark Glanville is a pastor-scholar who ministers in a missional urban community, Grandview Church, Vancouver. Mark is Professor of Old Testament and congregational studies at the Missional Training Center, Phoenix (missionaltraining.org), and he teaches at Regent College, Vancouver. Mark's research focusses upon the Pentateuch, biblical ethics, and mission. Mark has authored a book on Exodus (Lexham, forthcoming), numerous refereed articles (including in the Journal of Biblical Literature, forthcoming) and chapters on the Pentateuch, mission, and refugee related issues, as well as numerous popular articles. Mark is presently co-authoring a book, "Providing Refuge: A Missional and Political Theology." Mark is regularly called upon to speak on in Canada, the U.S., and Australia. His previous career was as a jazz pianist in Sydney, Australia (Chick Corea and Wynton Kelly are his musical heroes).
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