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Zane Yi

Just Passing Through?


“This world is not my home, I’m just a passin’ through.” Isn’t that how the old hymn goes? It may be the tune that crosses our minds as we read the news headlines, especially the headlines about the state of our environment. The ozone layer is getting thinner; the earth is getting warmer; the ice caps are melting; sea levels are rising; the weather is increasingly erratic and deadly. Some of us might even view it as another signs of the time, yet another indication of the nearness of the end.

“The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith”


At first glance, the title of Tim Keller’s latest book, The Prodigal God, might seem to be a cute and gimmicky play on words. The word “prodigal” is an adjective used to describe someone who is “recklessly extravagant.” It is often used to refer to the well-known story in the gospels of a foolish young man who disrespectfully asks for his inheritance early, squanders it, and yet is graciously reinstated into his family by his father.

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