A doom-and-gloom board game trumps the good news of Christ’s return

[Kurt's Note: This is a slightly revised version of blog post I wrote a few years back. I thought of it after hearing that a new Left Behind movie (featuring Nicolas Cage and Chad Michael Murray) will be coming to theaters in 2014. These are some basic reflections (which, if I had started from scratch, [Read More...]

Ridding the Rapture from our Lips: Evangelical Young Adults and the End

EXCERPT FROM LAWRENCE GARCIA: The term “rapture” within eschatological discourse can take on many shades of meaning and nuance; some are convinced the term can be retained as long as we are sure to clarify what is meant by it. However, I’m persuaded that the term is beyond recovery seeing its continual use may lead to [Read More...]

The Ugly Beauty of the Kingdom of God

Much in the world is ugly. Ugliness manifests itself in ways that we hope never to even imagine. Each day it confronts us when we least expect it. Depending on the day, the circumstances, or our disposition in the moment of confrontation, our responses may differ. Ugliness in a movie might bring us to tears [Read More...]

If You’re Reading this Blog, You’ve been “Left Behind” – Mayan Friday Fun

photo © 2008 Dr. Wendy Longo | more info (via: Wylio) In light of the “end of the world” scare, I am reposting what I wrote for the day the Rapture was supposed to take place in May of 2011. If the Mayans are correct, then a great change has taken place… a new era [Read More...]