Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus Intro; Can We Find a More Jewish Jesus?

UPDATE: MARCH 28, 09 (Lois Tverberg chimes in) Hi Kurt – Thanks so much for this discussion of our book! I’m enjoying listening in. Just to reiterate what you’ve said, the critics are right in saying that the task of understanding Jesus’ context is fraught with difficulties. We knew as we were writing that our [Read More...]

Doomsday? Will Earth Be Destroyed? (Olivet Discourse [Apocalyptic Language, Left Behind]) Part 3

The great tribulation, when it is spoken of in our culture, usually has the referent of Hollywood or the best-selling book series Left Behind. This book series argues what is called, premillenial dispensationalism (a form of ‘futurism’). In this system of theology, it is believed that in the future a rapture will occur, followed by [Read More...]

Doomsday? Will Earth Be Destroyed? (Olivet Discourse [Historical Context]) Part 2

In this post, I want to give some background information about the Temple’s destruction that I will be arguing as the fulfillment of the entirety of the Olivet Discourse (Mark 13 and parallels). This interpretation confronts popular dispensational theology of rapture and tribulation… but more on that point in a later post. For now, lets [Read More...]

Doomsday? Will Earth Be Destroyed? (Olivet Discourse) Part 1

The Olivet Discourse was a prophetic conversation that Jesus had with his closest followers. From where they would have been sitting, they faced one of the most beautiful buildings in the world at the time, the Temple that had been reconstructed by Herod the Great.[1] Jesus noticed that they were impressed by the structure and [Read More...]


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