Q & R: And?

Here’s the Q:

I just finished reading A Generous Orthodoxy and was wondering if you were intentionally following Mark’s example in ending your book on a conjunction. The work of building the Kingdom, after the shaky start in Mark 16:8, has only just begun.

Here’s the R:
Yes. The idea was to emphasize the unfinished nature of “a generous orthodoxy.” As you say, the great work has only just begun. Today’s headlines remind us that there is much to do. We will make the road not by whining, worrying, talking, criticizing, or complaining … but only by walking forward in faith together. So …