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...]

Is the Earth Valuable or a Resource? Quote to Ponder: Christopher J.H. Wright

Over the past months I have been doing some reflection on how Christians have understood the value of the planet and the rest of creation. As I have wrestled with this, Christopher J.H. Wright’s book, The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative, engaged this even further. The fresh insight that I received came [Read More...]


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