Will Animals Be in Heaven?

This is a broad question that is easier to answer than you might think. The Bible talks about a “new heaven” and a “new earth” (Revelation 21:1). Heaven is not just a place “out there,” but also a place “down here.” Heaven will not only be a spectacular Holy City, but also an incredible “earthly” place of astounding variety and beauty.

The book of Genesis tells us God created the heavens and the earth with an extravagance of flora and fauna (plants and animals) necessary for our survival and enjoyment. The prophet Isaiah declares, “the whole earth is full of his glory” (Isaiah 6:3). Even after the fall, God’s glory is evident, though clouded somewhat by sin. But in heaven God’s glory will once again be on full display in everything he created (Habakkuk 2:14), including animals.

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A Purring Cat, A Snoring Dog, and Hebrews 4

Sorry for going AWOL these last few weeks...

The busiest two weeks at International Arts Movement are upon us. In sixteen days, we will embark upon Encounter 09 "Art in Action," IAM's annual conference. The program for this event is steller. We will hold workshops led by folks like Steve Garber of The Washington Institute, Roberta Ahmanson, Ena Heller of the Museum of Biblical Art, artist Wayne Adams, and IAM's Board President (and Conversant Life blogger) Mark Meehan, to name just a few.

We'll also hold masterclasses taught by Susan Isaacs, Rob Mathes (who was the musical director for the Inauguration concert on HBO), and Chris Griffin.

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