Wait… Who Gets “Left Behind”?

My friend Matthew Dickerson, author of Ents, Elves and Eriador: the Environmental Vision of J.R.R.Tolkien and Narnia and the Fields of Arbol: the Environmental Vision of C.S.Lewis, presented this meditation – a challenge to the conventional understanding of “the Rapture” – at a gathering of The Chrysostom Society a couple of years ago.

I found it to be quite intriguing.

So I’m pleased that Christianity Today has published it for everyone to read. I realized, listening to Dickerson, that many of the church leaders and teachers who had preached and taught on the subject of “the End Times” may not have been reading their Scriptures very closely. And, well, neither had I.

Have evangelicals got the whole “Left Behind” thing backwards?

Read this and think it over.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.


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