A ways back…

Eve Tushnet shepherded a symposium for Crisis Magazine called “Christianity from the Outside” featuring various perspectives on the Faith from a bunch of different non-Christians. It was an interesting piece. One of the contributors was Christopher Hitchens, for whom I have warm respect and with whom I disagree completely when it comes to theology (he’s an atheist). In the course of his contribution to the symposium, he asked, “Why do you look forward to a second visit from the Redeemer, and why is this necessary?”

Here’s my response, “Is the Second Coming Necessary?”, which is in the latest issue of Crisis (November 2002).