In this opening episode of our new series Ultimate Hope Has a Name, Ron and John begin to dig into what Christian hope really is. It is far more substantial and powerful than a mere desire for something to happen in the future. We begin a journey here toward a deeper, biblical understanding of hope—one that will not only change our lives but will also change the world. Is there an ultimate hope that leaves us longing for nothing more? Can we name that hope? A careful quest to grasp an ultimate hope for our future requires us to start with a look to the past.