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Evangelicals Need a Constructive Vision

January 29th, 2024 | 11 min read

By Patrick Miller

Shortly after becoming a Christian, I attended a L’Abri conference in Rochester, Minnesota. Jerram Barrs gave a keynote address in which he, rather offhandedly, expressed his expectation that he would one day read Jane Austen’s next novel in the resurrection. As a young Christian who learned more about the afterlife from Looney Tunes angels than Revelation 21, a hopeful vision of resurrected culture making was revolutionary.

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Patrick Miller

Patrick Miller (MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary) is a pastor at The Crossing. He offers cultural commentary and interviews with leading Christian thinkers on the podcast Truth Over Tribe, and is the coauthor of the forthcoming book Truth Over Tribe: Pledging Allegiance to the Lamb, Not the Donkey or the Elephant. He is married to Emily and they have two kids.