Grace Professor Releases New Book and Appears on John Piper Podcast
Dr. Matthew Harmon, professor of New Testament studies at Grace College and Seminary, is today’s guest on the “Ask Pastor John” podcast. The popular radio program hosted by John Piper has an average listenership of 70,000. Harmon’s interview is entitled “Ten Ways Easter Changes Everything,” a topic related to his newly-released book “Making All Things New: Inaugurated Eschatology for the Life of the Church.”
While most associate eschatology solely with the end times, in “Making All Things New”, Harmon and co-author Benjamin L. Gladd argue that the appearance of Jesus Christ has already introduced a new creation. Harmon and Gladd encourage and equip pastors to let this reality shape the growth and outreach of their churches.
According to Harmon, there are many ways the resurrection of Jesus Christ should change our perception of the modern age. “When Jesus rose from the dead,” Harmon says in today’s podcast, “It was the beginning of a new era in human history. God’s new-creation kingdom has broken into this fallen world.” Harmon goes on to say that the resurrection guarantees that God will one day transform all of creation. “Every stain of the fall and the curse will be gone from creation, every tear wiped away, no more death, no more sorrow, no more weeping. All of it is done away with and all of that stems ultimately from the fact that Jesus Christ rose from the dead.”
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