The Author

J. Ryan Lister is associate professor of theology at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of The Presence of God: Its Place in the Storyline of Scripture and the Story of Our Lives (Crossway, 2014). You can follow him on Twitter.

Why the New Creation Matters to Your Creativity

Without a future hope, our creativity quickly becomes shortsighted and self-serving.

Why Your Creativity Matters to Christ

King Jesus does not stand against your art, but

Ministering in the Presence of Your King

Theological depth is what we need. And this voice

The Surprising Sin-Killing Power of God’s Presence

When we turn our attention to the presence of