The Second Iteration by Donald T. Williams

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The Second Iteration

by Donald T. Williams

"Et iterum venturus est"; "And he shall come again." —The Nicene Creed

There are lots of things God does that are worth doing again: sunrises, sunsets, seasons. He is faithful and consistent, and they do not fail. He is also infinitely creative, so each one is new and different, and they never get old. He repeats, but he is not repetitive. (There is a lesson here for human artists: mere novelty is not really all that creative.)

This pattern will reach its climax in the second iteration of the Coming of his Son. That is something to ponder.

Donald T. Williams is Professor Emeritus of Toccoa Falls College. He stays permanently camped out on the borders between serious scholarship and pastoral ministry, between theology and literature, and between Narnia and Middle-Earth. He is the author of fourteen books, including Answers from Aslan: The Enduring Apologetics of C. S. Lewis (DeWard, 2023). He is a contributing editor of Touchstone.

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