Christian Hedonism 3.0

A few days ago Doug Wilson wrote a very interesting post exhorting us not to be truncated Christian Hedonists (CH). Yes, it’s necessary that we pursue God as our treasure (CH 1.0).  And our understanding of God must be explicitly Trinitarian (CH 2.0)—Wilson calls it Nicean hedonism (I love it!).

But then he says, “we … need to move on to Chalcedon, to an incarnational hedonism.” This means enjoying God in all that he has made. Wilson writes,

The world is a sacramental, and everything in it. Grace is everywhere, and gets into everything. Faith can dig it out of anything. The grandeur of God can flame out from anything, like shining from shook foil.”

Amen. Read the post. And if you haven’t yet, read his son’s book, Notes From the Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God's Spoken World (my favorite 2009 read). It will help you see and savor the grace and glory of God everywhere.

Jon Bloom (@Bloom_Jon) is the author of Not by Sight: A Fresh Look at Old Stories of Walking by Faith and serves as the President of Desiring God, which he and John Piper launched together in 1994. He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife, Pam, their five children, and one naughty dog.