Resources for Shaping a *RaptureLess* Theology: Where to Start to Debunk Left Behind

With the new Left Behind movie coming out this Fall, I think it’s fitting to reexamine what the Bible actually teaches about the “End Times.” One thing that I realize when we talk about issues pertaining to the End, is that many folks feel in their bones that what they were taught is wrong. The hard [Read More...]

Corrective Strategies and Themes for Understanding the Book of Revelation (Tired of the chaos? Me too!)

After my most popular status update ever affirmed it a few months back, I’ve decided to do some intentional thinking about the book of Revelation. These posts will be scattered for a time, but will eventually make up a series of posts. This biblical bookend is perhaps the most abused text in all of christendom. [Read More...]

An Unexpected King – A Christmas Eve Reflection on Jesus, Empire, & the Poor

Below I offer a brief Advent devotional for this Christmas Eve. This was published in Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary’s Advent Devotional. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news… Today in the town of David a Savior has been born… Christ the Lord.” Luke 2.10-11 When I proposed to my wife, I wanted [Read More...]

Why singing “Our God is Greater” *might* make our God seem less great

There’s a song that has now made its rounds in the evangelical church circuit. This song is commendable on many levels. First, the melody is catchy. If you haven’t listened to or sung this worship tune, you can check it out here: Second, it’s a song with lyrics that are all quite true. I will [Read More...]


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