Word of the Day: Apocalyptabuse

S. Brent Plate coined the word in a recent article about a new TV show, The Leftovers. It refers to the use of expectations of a rapture of the end of the world to mentally terrorize people.   [Read more...]

Red Moon Rapture

This came to my attention on Facebook: If you have never seen one, or even if you have, it is worth getting up to see the lunar eclipse in the early hours of tomorrow morning. But if you are prone to end-times thinking, you would do yourself and those around you a favor to stay [Read More...]

Holding Out for a Rapture

After I shared a link to some parody songs that appeared on the blog “Stuff Fundies Like,” Chris Eyre shared a post that he wrote a while back with some modified song lyrics, to be sung to the tune of a famous Bonnie Tyler song. Here’s the chorus of “Holding Out For a Rapture”: I [Read More...]

Coffee With Jesus (A Review)

I am grateful to IVP for sending me a complementary review copy of David Wilkie’s Coffee with Jesus. I hope that most people are already familiar with the comic series on the Radio Free Babylon website, which has been widely shared (and sometimes imitated) online. The cartoon uses the same figures in the same poses over [Read More...]

More on the Ridiculousness of Left Behind

Fred Clark is continuing his series that takes apart the unintentionally comical character of the Left Behind books in slow motion. His latest post on Nicolae: The Rise of the Antichrist is a gem. It includes wonderful statements like this: Tim LaHaye wants his readers to recognize that he, Tim LaHaye, is uniquely correct about [Read More...]

Every Eye Shall See Him, Even Those Who Pierced Him

Revelation 1:7 reads: Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen. The implications of that verse for what the author of Revelation thought are noteworthy. One could perhaps [Read More...]

Is Revelation 17:9-10 the Decisive Evidence against the End-Times view of Revelation?

I avoided using the technical term for the viewpoint I am discussing here in the title. Those who’ve studied theology will know that the sort of view of the end times reflected in the Left Behind series and other such books is premillennial dispensationalism. But since most premillennial dispensationalists don’t know that they are premillennial [Read More...]

Jesus Reviews Left Behind

With thanks to Chris Brady for reminding me that I needed to go explore the “Coffee With Jesus” series of comics… [Read more...]

The End of Harold Camping’s Rap Tour?

Harold Camping’s rap tour, which began in May, is scheduled to draw to a close today. Then again, this wouldn’t be the first time that he postponed the end… (The above image is one I originally posted back in May) [Read more...]

Reverse Rapture

A post this morning by John Byron on what is wrong with “Rapture theology” made me think of a parable about the Rapture that Peter Rollins told. Because of what has been in the news lately, when I went to his web site to look for it, I found he had reposted it in his [Read More...]

Doomsday Prophecy – Best Left to the Pros?

From The Sacred Sandwich via Progressive Involvement [Read more...]


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