EdenQuest: On Circular Destiny

This is simply the beginning concept behind a re-Storying of human destiny that I will be working on articulating through the next year.

In essence, EdenQuest means this: “Human beings are destined to return to their purpose as revealed in our beginnings.”

The works of Jeremy Begbie, N.T. Wright and our community here at St. Stephen University will add to this expanding vision of seeing Jesus’ message, as the New Adam calling forth an alternative humanity, as a reclaiming of our beginnings.

This is circular destiny, only the arrival point is not the beginning – it is the culmination of an orchestration enhanced by both its tensions and resolves, moving us toward our original purpose.

Note: I have made one edit above, changing the word “history” to “destiny” in both the post title and body content. Thank you to Joel and Shlomo for aiding me in seeing what might be a confusing idea for some.


Sheltering Mercy and Endless Grace help us rediscover the rich treasures of the Psalms—through free-verse prayer renderings of their poems and hymns—as a guide to personal devotion and meditation. Sheltering Mercy helps the reader pray Psalms 1-75; Endless Grace leads in prayer through Psalms 76-150.

The church has always used the Psalms as part of its prayer life, and they have inspired countless other prayers. Each book contains 75 prayers drawn from the Book of Psalms, providing lyrical sketches of what authors Ryan Smith and Dan Wilt have seen, heard, and felt while sojourning there. Each prayer is a response to the Psalms written in harmony with Scripture. These prayers help us quiet our hearts before God and welcome us into a safe place amid the storms of life.

These artful, poetic, and classic devotional books are a perfect gift, and feature compelling stunning illustrations and hardcover binding, offering a fresh way to reflect on and pray the Psalms. Co-written with Ryan Whitaker Smith, Brazos Publishing.

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