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The Things of Earth

Joe Rigney is Assistant Professor of Theology and Christian Worldview at Bethlehem College and Seminary in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the author of The Things of Earth: Treasuring God by Enjoying His Gifts. In the book, Mr. Rigney seeks to help Christians glorify God by enjoying him forever by worshiping him as well as enjoying his good gifts. Often, Christians fall into a false dilemma between enjoying the things of earth and enjoying God—a perversion that leaves us with two sinful responses: idolatry and asceticism. Joe delivered an address on this subject titled, “Strangely Dim? The Things of Earth in the Light of Christ’s Face” at the Gospel Coalition 2015 National Conference, and he joins us today to help us consider this issue faithfully.

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