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End Times, The Prosperity Gospel, And Trump

Charity R. Carney, Ph.D. | Posted 08.16.2016 | Religion
Charity R. Carney, Ph.D.

Trump's appeal is based less on his personal beliefs and more on his ability to tap into powerful strains of popular belief that have been commodified and commercialized by Christian publishers, pastors, and televangelists for years.

Jesus, Trump And America's Time Of Crisis

Derek Flood | Posted 08.11.2016 | Religion
Derek Flood

The Gospel of Matthew is written from a time of crisis and presents an urgent message in response to that coming crisis. While its apocalyptic tone ca...

Inside The Mind Of 'Left Behind' Author Tim LaHaye, The Preacher Who Reinvigorated The End-Times Debate

Billy Hallowell | Posted 08.02.2016 | Religion
Billy Hallowell

Some obviously disagree with LaHaye's perspectives on these issues, but few can deny his passion for the subject matter. And absolutely no one can ignore the profound impact that the "Left Behind" series has had on end-times theological narratives over the past 15 years.

4 Reasons Many Christians Believe The End Times Are Near

Billy Hallowell | Posted 07.27.2016 | Religion
Billy Hallowell

Our culture has become increasingly captivated by apocalyptic themes and storylines, with a plethora of popular TV shows and feature films embracing z...

Our Apocalyptic Times: Christians and Politics

V.R. Marianne Zahn | Posted 06.24.2016 | Religion
V.R. Marianne Zahn

 "There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. P...

Our Apocalyptic Times: Christians And Politics

V.R. Marianne Zahn | Posted 06.22.2016 | Religion
V.R. Marianne Zahn

Hate and bigotry can dominate, perhaps even rule for a time, but they never win out because God is ultimately in charge, prodding along our humanity as we reluctantly advance. If you are waiting for "signs" of redemption, for God to write a message across the sky in white fluffy clouds, then you are part of the problem.

Switching From Biblical End Times To The Doomsday Scenarios of Climate Science

Mike Sandler | Posted 02.15.2016 | Politics
Mike Sandler

The early Republican Presidential caucuses and primaries have put a spotlight on evangelical religious voters, reminding the secular (scientifically literate) community of the differences between their worldview and the one held by the Religious Right.

Theological Terrorism

Herb Silverman | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics
Herb Silverman

Who's to blame for ISIS? The political left holds President George W. Bush responsible because of the American invasion of Iraq. The right faults Pres...

Why Hope Is Overrated

Julie Gray | Posted 11.18.2015 | Comedy
Julie Gray

End of the day we are still those hairy, hunched pre-human apes much in need of a flea dip, stooped over a spark and then slugging the guy who made it and running away with the torch.

Cancel Your Plans Because The World Is Ending TODAY, Christian Group Claims

Religion News Service / USA Today Network | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.07.2015 | Religion

Have any plans for Wednesday, Oct. 7? You better cancel them. That’s because the eBible Fellowship website, based in Sharon Hill, Pa., is predicting...

Gen-X: Please Stop

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.17.2016 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Dear Generation X, First of all, on behalf of baby-boomers everywhere, allow me to apologize. You were forced to come of age in the 1980s, the Reagan...

Why Foreign Fighters Are Joining ISIL (Part 3 of 3)

Robert D. Onley | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
Robert D. Onley

How do you convince the globe's Islamic radicals, and ISIL in particular, that life -- for its fighters, supporters, and its persecuted victims -- is in fact far better than death?

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

Zack Hunt | Posted 12.03.2014 | Religion
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 Newest Human Ken Doll Spent $50,000 To Be A 'Human Puppet'

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.07.2014 | Weird News

There's a new Ken in town. Brazilian model Celso Santebanes, 20, can now compete with the likes of "Human Ken Doll" Justin Jedlica over who pulls o...

The Convergence of the Past, Present and Future in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D. | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D.

All we really have is the present, while our actions today are motivated by our recollection of the many yesterdays behind us. These memories, stories, and myths matter. We need to learn about them.

Religion's Connection to the End Times

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 09.13.2014 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

The fatalistic belief in the end of humanity, most often because of our sins or lack of virtue, is as frightening as it is harmful. If we believe that no matter what we do, the majority of us will perish in some reign of heavenly or demonic fire, what is our motivation to plan for our collective future?

Doomsday Asteroid... Next Week???

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.22.2014 | Religion

Former NASA astronauts are expected to warn today that the Earth has been slammed by far more asteroids than previously thought -- including 26 impact...

Default Not the End Times: The Tea Party Times

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Americans are being held hostage by the Tea Party. It is time for responsible leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives to end this hostage crisis abandon policies meant to cause an American apocalypse.

Bachmann: We're Living In The End Times

Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) believes that we're living in the End Times -- and she claims to have proof. In an interview Saturday with Jan Mark...

Jesus Will Rapture the Church Out of Absurdity

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 10.12.2013 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

I think I'm starting to believe in the rapture again. Not the one where the church gets sucked up into midair right before the Beast starts barcoding everyone's faces, but one where we, the Body of Christ, are finally being lifted out of this morass of fundamentalist absurdity.

Televangelist Says Security Cameras Are Sign Of The Antichrist

Posted 05.09.2013 | Religion

A controversial but influential televangelist does not like the idea of expanding security camera surveillance because it may signal the End Times. ...

The Second Coming

Jerry Adler | Posted 06.02.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Adler

And just in case it's not the end, If we've got more time, it Seems like God might recommend We not f*** up the climate.

Ever Seen A Real Miracle?

Christine Wicker | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
Christine Wicker

They asked about the preacher's affairs. About the money he made. They asked if Donna Johnson, the woman who considered the preacher her stepdad, had forgiven him. But what they really wanted to know was had she ever seen a miracle that she believed was real?

10 Observations About Jehovah's Witnesses And The Book Of Revelation

Michael Gilmour | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

Despite wide circulation of their scripture, few nonmembers ever see the Watch Tower Bible and its commentary because of the organization's reclusive nature.

A Messiah Born Is Trouble

Thomas M. Kostigen | Posted 02.23.2013 | Religion
Thomas M. Kostigen

No matter religious or scientific End Times, the world is said to end in fire. And of all the signs that get things rolling toward those days of end, a new world leader, or messiah, being born is the biggest.