Lindsley: The Absence of the Ascension

But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away…

Christ’s words to His disciples in John 16:7 seem like the ultimate oxymoron. How could there be an advantage to the disciples if Jesus left?

With an emphasis on Christmas and Easter in the liturgical calendar, not all Christians recognize or reflect on the implications of another key event in Christ’s life – His Ascension. In his paper, “The Absence of the Ascension“, Dr. Art Lindsley challenges Christians to apply the truths of Christ’s Ascension to their everyday work life. If they do, he says, “they would experience incredible freedom and power to pursue excellence in all sectors of society – the arts and sciences, business, politics, and in every workplace.”

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