Ryan Lister is professor of theology at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of The Presence of God and serves as director of doctrine and discipleship for Humble Beast, where he also helped start the Canvas Conference. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Chase, and their four children.
God’s story works out the end from the beginning, and we are the beneficiaries because we are a part of God’s story—we are the ones who will stand eternally in the joy of God’s presence (Rev. 21:1-4).