There’s a Tim LaHaye reader born every minute

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This is Tim LaHaye’s umpteenth book of charts, graphs, timelines and checklists in which he purports to help readers of Revelation decipher the impenetrable mystery of what that book might possibly mean when its speaks cryptically of “the great city that rules over the kings of the earth.” [Read more...]

This week in the apocalypse

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Jurgen Moltmann on eschatology; Michelle Mikeska says “the Left Behind series should be left behind;” a short primer on apocalyptic millennialism; Nick Ahern shares Richard Hays’ look at “Three Ways to Read the Book of Revelation.” [Read more...]

The Apocalypse of St. Peter (Garrett)

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“Bible prophecy” teaches gullible Christians to mangle the words of the Bible. So I guess it’s not surprising that those poor folks would turn around and apply the same interpretive method to the songs of Midnight Oil and of 1980s hair band Europe. For those who can’t watch the video, it’s an earnest word of “prophecy” [Read More...]

Today’s TV show, tomorrow’s ‘everybody knows’

Katrina Van Tassel might have had second thoughts if this were Ichabod Crane.

I’m not trying to write a TV review here. What I’m interested in here is not the way that a TV show like “Sleepy Hollow” reprocesses the raw material of literature, scripture and history, but rather the way that our understanding of literature, scripture and history can be reshaped even by a weird little TV show like “Sleepy Hollow.” [Read more...]

Unveiling Revelation: ‘Empires continue to ravage’

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To supplement our ongoing tour through the World’s Worst Books, I’m taking some time on Fridays to remember what the book of Revelation, and other apocalyptic literature in the Bible, is really all about. This week’s reminder comes from J. Nelson Kraybill, from the introduction to his book, Apocalypse and Allegiance: Worship, Politics, and Devotion in the Book of Revelation. [Read more...]

Unveiling Revelation: ‘The Road to New Creation’

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We’ve been spending time here most Fridays looking at the execrable theology of the Left Behind series. So it might be good to also take some time on Fridays to remind ourselves of what the book of Revelation is really all about. This week’s reminder comes from N.T. Wright. [Read more...]

The Beastly Counter-revolutionary Counter-Revelation

Revelation 13 In amazement the whole earth followed the beast. They worshipped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshipped the beast, saying, ‘Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?’ The beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed [Read More...]


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