Naritas Finance
Daily Bulletin


What and where is heaven? The answers are at the heart of the Easter story

  • Written by Robyn J. Whitaker, Senior Lecturer in New Testament, Pilgrim Theological College, University of Divinity
What and where is heaven? The answers are at the heart of the Easter storyWes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-ND

This is the second in a two-part series on heaven and hell by Bible scholar Robyn Whitaker. You can read her piece on hell here.

My pious Baptist grandmother once shockingly confessed, at the ripe old age of 93, that she didn’t want to go to heaven. “Why,” we asked? “Well, I think it...

Read more: What and where is heaven? The answers are at the heart of the Easter story

More Articles ...

  1. What is hell, exactly? We might joke it's other people, but the Bible has a more complicated answer
  2. In Abdul-Rahman Abdullah's Pretty Beach, a fever of stingrays becomes a meditation on suffering
  3. Going to the beach this Easter? Here are four ways we're not being properly protected from jellyfish
  4. Australia’s epic story: a tale of amazing people, amazing creatures and rising seas
  5. The IKEA effect: how we value the fruits of our labour over instant gratification
  6. Climate change is hitting hard across New Zealand, official report finds
  7. Joko Widodo looks set to win the Indonesia election. Now, the real power struggle begins
  8. Curious Kids: How long would garden snails live if they were not eaten by another animal?
  9. The myth of 'the Queensland voter', Australia's trust deficit, and the path to Indigenous recognition
  10. New Zealand’s urban freshwater is improving, but a major report reveals huge gaps in our knowledge
  11. Paris? Melbourne? Public housing doesn't just look the same, it's part of the challenges refugees face
  12. How old ideas about tolerance can help us live more peacefully today
  13. We can't predict how bad this year's flu season will be but here's what we know so far
  14. New study finds family violence is often poorly understood in faith communities
  15. We scanned one of our closest cousins, the coelacanth, to learn how its brain grows
  16. Top End Wedding: a new Australian romantic comedy with a sincere sense of place
  17. Homeschooled students often get better test results and have more degrees than their peers
  18. Constructively tough? Neither side has committed to fully adopting perhaps the most important recommendation of the banking royal commission
  19. Tips to reduce your waste this Easter (but don't worry, you can still eat chocolate)
  20. Māori loanwords in NZ English are less about meaning, more about identity
  21. View from The Hill: Those tax cuts should follow proper process, officials tell government
  22. Explainer: what is Candida auris and who is at risk?
  23. Understanding Urban - What to Look For in a City Car
  24. New research reveals how young Australians will decide who gets their vote
  25. Traditional owners still stand in Adani's way
  26. Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor is a tribute to living, breathing works of art
  27. Pacific island cities call for a rethink of climate resilience for the most vulnerable
  28. Expert says disability service providers unprepared for NDIS registration
  29. How fake news gets into our minds, and what you can do to resist it
  30. Grattan Orange Book. What the election should be about: priorities for the next government
  31. Election campaign lesson #1: don't mess with Medicare
  32. No matter who wins the election, many Australians think real leadership will be lacking
  33. Three things Australia's next education minister must prioritise to improve schools
  34. Electric cars can clean up the mining industry – here's how
  35. Were journalists 'just doing their job' in the political resignation of Metiria Turei?
  36. View from The Hill: Why would rational voters believe talk of hundreds of billions and 10-year timeframes?
  37. Why are we so moved by the plight of the Notre Dame?
  38. Don't despair about Notre Dame - a rebuilt cathedral could be just as wonderful
  39. Why climate change will dull autumn leaf displays
  40. Reshaping Sydney by design – few know about the mandatory competitions, but we all see the results
  41. Indonesia's presidential election: Is Jokowi 'religious enough' for conservative voters?
  42. Farms create lots of data, but farmers don't control where it ends up and who can use it
  43. Health check: can caffeine improve your exercise performance?
  44. Your income tax questions answered in three easy charts: Labor and Coalition proposals side by side
  45. Three years in, is the AFLW kicking goals?
  46. Mukurtu: an online dilly bag for keeping Indigenous digital archives safe
  47. Best Ways to Sell A Car That Doesn’t Run Anymore
  48. Curious Kids: why do eggs have a yolk?
  49. And now for a newsflash: politicians actually do keep their promises
  50. Here's why electric cars have plenty of grunt, oomph and torque


Tasmanian Defence Innovation and Design Precinct

MORRISON GOVERNMENT DELIVERS ON DEFENCE INNOVATION PRECINCT FOR LAUNCESTON The Morrison Government will invest $30 million in Phase 1 of the Tasmanian Defence Innovation and Design Precinct at th...

Media Release - avatar Media Release

Alan Jones interview with Scott Morrison

Bill Shorten’s big new taxes; our strong Budget for a strong economy; supporting essential services; Murray Darling Basin; ALAN JONES: Prime Minister, good morning. PRIME MINISTER: Good morning A...

Alan Jones - avatar Alan Jones

The Morrison Government’s Pledge to Create More Jobs for Young Australians

The Morrison Government’s plan for a stronger economy will create 250,000 extra jobs for young Australians.   We will back young Australians to secure a great job by giving them the chance to gain...

Media Release - avatar Media Release

Business News

How to Become a Farmer That Makes Serious Profits in 5 Steps

A career in farming can be incredibly lucrative, if you have the right tools and know-how. Here's how to become a farmer that makes big profits in 5 steps.   Australia's farm industry makes up abo...

News Company - avatar News Company

5 signs you need to update your office furniture

Sometimes it is obvious that you need to update your workplace furniture. It may be physically broken, like an office chair that has lost its ability to be adjusted up and down. Or perhaps the desks...

Belinda Lyone, General Manager of COS - avatar Belinda Lyone, General Manager of COS

Independent online mortgage marketplace HashChing

MORTGAGE MARKETPLACE LAUNCHES CONVEYANCING SERVICES TO MAKE HOME LOAN PROCESS CHEAP AND FAST New legal partnership gives borrowers easy, online access to high quality solicitors at a fixed price  ...

Media Release - avatar Media Release


Things to Consider Before Emigrating to Australia

Moving abroad is often a big and an overwhelming decision that can hugely change your life and your future. Therefore, it is important to spend some time considering where you want to move to and rese...

News Company - avatar News Company

The Majestic City of Innsbruck

Innsbruck is the capital city of Tyrol and is the fifth largest city in Austria. It is located in western Austria between the high mountains of Karwendel Alps in the north and Patscherkofel in t...

Nico Hoffmann - avatar Nico Hoffmann

Bedsonline hosts Australian events to celebrate new brand launch

SYDNEY, April 15, 2019 Bedsonline(, the leading global provider of accommodation and complementary travel products exclusively for travel agents, has hosted a ser...

Bedsonline - avatar Bedsonline