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End Times

Do Mass Animal Deaths Signal The Apocalypse? (VIDEO)

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Father James Martin, S.J., discusses some possible explanations for mass animal deaths as well as what the bible says about the end times.

The Unfortunate Effects Apocalyptic Beliefs Can Have On Morality

Jonathan D. Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jonathan D. Fitzgerald

When I was a kid I knew The World was going to Hell in a hand basket. I didn't know what that phrase meant, still don't really, but I knew that it was one of the only times I could get away with saying hell.

With God on Our Side -- Christian Zionism Exposed

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

To the Christian Zionists "defending Israel" is just a handy pretext for indulging their obsession: egging on, even "helping" the fulfillment of "biblical prophecies" about the "return of Christ."

"End Times" -- Election Results Reflect Biblical Republican Paranoia

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

One reason the Republicans won on Tuesday is because many of their supporters have already given up on this world and are waiting for the next. I know, I used to be one of them.

What's Real About The Rapture?

John R. Coats | Posted 02.05.2013 | Religion
John R. Coats

Around 1830 John Nelson Darby, having selected scripture passages from Daniel, Revelation, 1 and 2 Thessalonians and elsewhere, pasted them together, called them a whole, and invented the Rapture, a word not found in the Bible.

Nuclear Disarmament and 'End Time' Theology

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

Christians can bet on a supernatural rescue for themselves and their kind and wait for the cataclysm, or they can dedicate themselves to compassionate action to alleviate suffering and injustice, to creating a better world.

The End Is Not Nigh: Take a Deep Breath and Move On

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jeff Schweitzer

Predictions of the Apocalypse or its personal equivalent of a direct path to heaven have been a common theme throughout human history. We seem determined to keep ourselves in a constant state of preparation for the end of time.

The End of Times: Do Scientists and Fundamentalists Concur?

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

You might think that scientists and Evangelicals have nothing in common. But you'd be wrong. Large numbers of both agree on one thing: the end is near.

Needed: Christians Thinking Differently About the Future

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brian D. McLaren

We could see in the coming years the emergence of a new kind of eschatology -- fresh, different, wiser biblically, more mature theologically, and more responsible ethically.

Survival Seed Bank Uses Apocalypse To Advertise 'Crisis Gardens' On Glenn Beck

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Glenn Beck's dwindling list of advertisers got a healthy boost Monday from Survival Seed Bank, a new advertiser peddling seeds to grow "crisis gardens...

Evangelicals, Israel, and the End of the World

David Heilbroner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Heilbroner

There are some 50 million Evangelicals in the US who believe in the literal truth of Bible prophecy. All are fixated upon Israel. Because for a great many true believers, the end of the world is just the beginning.

Palin, FOX and the Franchise of the Apocalypse

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Frank Schaeffer

Palin comes from that world of hysterical paranoid delusion.

End Times: Prophecies, Hallucinations, or History?

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

Revelation was written from the perspective of faith for the purpose of giving faith. It was written in the early days of the Jesus movement to a persecuted minority that feared worse persecution.

An Open Letter to Sarah Palin

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

This is not about disrespecting your private beliefs, Sarah. But you have a huge conflict of interest here by running for office and you can't have it both ways.

Urging "Revolution," Palin's Religious Charity Evangelizes in Schools

Bruce Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Wilson

Palin is on the advisory board of a publicly supported Christian nonprofit which states its mission is evangelizing and runs "Religion related-spiritual development" suicide prevention programs in Alaskan public schools.

The Audacity of Dope

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

I'll take the Christianity of a Jesus Follower like Barack Obama over that of a Jesus Thief like James Dobson any day of the week.

Pastor Hagee's Armageddon Politics

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chip Berlet

Hagee-style American Christians push to prepare the ground for the second coming of Jesus Christ, a plan that focuses on advancing Israeli interests and that exerts increasing influence on U.S. foreign policy.