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Author, speaker, and coach Allen Arnold, my guest on this episode of the Thriving Christian Artist, says that there are two worldviews we can live in as Christians. One is what most folks, even most Christians, seem to experience - a worldview where God is an intangible presence whom we hope to please but who is ultimately detached from our daily lives.
The other worldview is the one shared by Adam and Even way back in the Garden of Eden - a worldview where God is walking with us and connected to us in a real, ever-present way.
Allen says the challenge Christians face is to move from that more detached worldview to what he calls The Eden Option. It’s the option we were always meant to live in, the option that was lost with Adam and Eve’s failings in the face of temptation, but it’s something we can return to. And as artists, that will mean going from trying to be creative for God to co-creating with God.
Allen and I talk about the four-fold framework of returning to the Eden Option, and you’ll be inspired by this life-changing message. Take a listen!
You can read more about “The Eden Option” book (and buy a copy for yourself!) on Allen’s website. You can also read Allen’s blog, listen to his podcast, watch videos, and learn about his speaking and coaching.
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