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This Is Not the End of the World

David Moore | Posted 04.20.2015 | Religion
David Moore

Apocalyptic scriptures share one feature: They were always composed in distressing times for the benefit of desperate people who occupied a particular moment in history. They suffered politically and economically, and only a dramatic rescue by God could help.

Living In The Present, Imagining The Future

Scott MacDougall | Posted 04.12.2013 | Religion
Scott MacDougall

What if we allowed ourselves to imagine the resurrection of Jesus really is what the church claims it to be: the first movement in God's symphony of all-embracing love and reconciliation?

From Apocalyptic Tapestries to Apocalyptic Conferences: Watching and Waiting for the End of the World

Susan J. Napier | Posted 01.13.2013 | Arts
Susan J. Napier

Eschatology, the study of the end of the world, can seem a little heavy duty but these days it seems to me that discussions of apocalypse can be pretty significant, if not actually sexy.

Apple, LSD And The Kingdom Of God: A Review Of Walter Isaacson's 'Steve Jobs'

Lee C. Camp | Posted 08.27.2012 | Religion
Lee C. Camp

In addition to his famed tirades was Jobs' "reality distortion field." Jobs would draw a picture of the world that seemed to defy all reality. At worst, he simply lied. At best, he cast a vision of what could be and then got others caught up in making that vision a new reality.

Revelation In Context: Letters And Symbols

Greg Carey | Posted 03.26.2012 | Religion
Greg Carey

No one understands all of Revelation's numbers and symbols. Still, almost all interpreters have come to a common assessment of several keys: the Lamb, the Beast, the Great Prostitute, the Other Beast and the New Jerusalem.

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.

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.

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.