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Biblical Prophecy

Nobody Is Getting Left Behind (Because the Rapture Is Never, Ever Going to Happen)

Zack Hunt | Posted 12.03.2014 | Home
Zack Hunt

While the idea of believers being "caught up in the air" is mentioned, it is metaphorically describing the Second Coming. Paul is not claiming, nor even implying that Christians will disappear before all hell breaks loose on earth. In fact, the very idea of the rapture is antithetical to the narrative of scripture.

The Surprising Truth Behind Biblical Prophecies

Dr. Joel Hoffman | Posted 02.08.2014 | Home
Dr. Joel Hoffman

Ask most people what happens to prophecies in the Bible, and the response will be that they get fulfilled. But that popular answer is based on a fundamental translation mistake.

The Prophetic Joan Baez

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.12.2013 | Home
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

Just as in those fresh days from decades ago, Baez continues to sing out injustice, the challenge and responsibility to be decent in a world bent on bending goodness into greed and simple pleasure into perversity. It brought to mind the prophet Ezekiel.

Hope, Not Fear At Passover: The Blessings Of An Open Door

Rabbi Michael Bernstein | Posted 05.21.2013 | Home
Rabbi Michael Bernstein

During the Passover Seder many have the tradition to rise from the table and open the door for the Prophet Elijah to come. This year's celebration brings with it an extra reminder of how much we should not take for granted the blessing of being able to open our door in hope and not fear.

After The Chaos Ends: Jeremiah 33:14-16

Amy Erickson | Posted 01.27.2013 | Home
Amy Erickson

Jeremiah preaches that the end marks a beginning. In the waste, he sees an opportunity for a fresh start.

Our Thirst For Justice And Our Gracious God

Brady Boyd | Posted 12.16.2012 | Home
Brady Boyd

No matter what injustices we face in this world, our hearts remain ours to decide how we will respond -- and this mother was wrestling with what I call the Jonah Syndrome: craving justice most for others while what we crave most for ourselves is grace.

The Loneliness Of The Truth Teller

Daniel C. Maguire | Posted 10.11.2012 | Home
Daniel C. Maguire

One has to wonder how the biblical prophets would deal with things like our military budget and our American health care "system" -- and our refusal to face the truth about either one of them.

Whose House Are You Building? The Message of Haggai

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 08.14.2012 | Home
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

Maybe "success" in a church is a lot less about how many people are in the pews on Sunday morning and a lot more about how many people in the community find sacred space within the church's everyday life.

Revelation: Who Likes It, And Who Doesn't

Greg Carey | Posted 04.14.2012 | Home
Greg Carey

Revelation reveals what it means to worship God and Christ. It challenges believers to faithful living in the midst of cultural pressure to compromise.

What Does The Book Of Revelation Really Mean?

Greg Carey | Posted 03.02.2012 | Home
Greg Carey

No academic interpreter of Revelation understands the book as a roadmap for the future. Instead, Revelation originally spoke to the conditions of its own time and place.

Prophecy And The Modern Media

Rabbi Samuel April | Posted 10.01.2011 | Home
Rabbi Samuel April

The primary problem with prophecy today is that we do not receive the news accurately; it is always slanted left or right.

The Real Apocalypse, And How To Avoid It

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 07.23.2011 | Home
Clay Farris Naff

People of good faith can make common cause against apocalypse. Regardless of our view of ultimate reality, we can accept the world as science finds it and take responsibility for stewarding it.

Understanding Prophecy: Moses Vs. Nostradamus

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

Let's do a little comparison. Let's look at a few of Moses' predictions to see if we believe that they actually came to pass and then contrast them with the perennially popular 16th century French prophet Nostradamus.

Of Bush's Iraq Delusion and Obama's Dilemma

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

The longer President Obama avoids confronting the perverse legacy of the war, the more distorted our decisions and strategy will be.