The Kingdom of Jesus Christ & the USA (Introduction)

photo © 2008 Quinn Dombrowski | more info (via: Wylio) What follows is a special 3 part series by my good friend Dan Martin.  He is one of the original 3 bloggers that I got close to when no one else ever read this blog ;-)  Not only do we have some roots, but we [Read More...]

Camping Responds to Rapture Failure: World to Be Destroyed On October 21, 2011 (My Thoughts)

Tonight on Harold Camping’s Open Forum Radio show, he gave his thoughts on what most view as a failed prediction.  His claim in this situation is that all the dates he predicted were in fact correct.  You may be thinking: REALLY?  Apparently, Jesus did return on May 21st, but it was a “spiritual coming.”  He [Read More...]

Why "No One Knows the Day or Hour" is a WEAK Argument Against Rapture Predictors! (Reflections on Mark 13)

photo © 2011 Ömer Ünlü | more info (via: Wylio)   All over the web this past week we’ve observed an interesting back and forth.  The “forth” is that Herald Camping wrongly put forth that the rapture was to occur last week Saturday… obviously either no one is a true Christian so no one was [Read More...]

If You're Reading This Post, You've Been "Left Behind"

photo © 2008 Dr. Wendy Longo | more info (via: Wylio) Right now it’s 6pm on Saturday in California.  There’s a possibility that I’m no longer in my home state however, as the rapture was to come on Saturday May 21st, 2011 at 6 o’clock in each time zone. If this is indeed the case, [Read More...]

End of the World Forecast!

The following was sent to me by a friend. Thoughts? [Read more...]

Why Universal Salvation is an Evangelical Option… Sort Of ("Friendly Friday" post: David Bunce)

photo © 2008 Chuck Coker | more info (via: Wylio)   Whispers have reached Scotland that Rob Bell has written a new book. Something to do with salvation and hell and heaven. The word on the street is this new book (which I gather suggests that the Christian God is known for his love and [Read More...]

Simplicity and the Subversion of Subtle Idolatry

photo © 2010 Andrei Bocan | more info (via: Wylio) During the 46 days of Lent (well, in actuality my family celebrated the Resurrection on Saturday so we chose to feast with them then [45 days]) food often filled my thoughts.  Attempting to live on $2 a day meant that I craved Chipotle on a [Read More...]

Iraq Veterans Against War (Video to Ponder)

This video is powerful, even if you disagree with this former soldier’s analysis of the Iraq war.  It was put together by Iraq Veterans Against War. Watch the video below and tell me your thoughts from a Christian and Biblical perspective…   via Joey Aszterbaum [Read more...]

A New Kind of Pentecostalism (By Author, Samuel Lee)

I was asked by my friend Kurt Willems to write some reflections on my recent book, A New Kind of Pentecostalism. Here are some of my considerations when it comes to Pentecostalism: First, even though I titled my book A New Kind of Pentecostalism, I do not necessarily mean that we have to invent something [Read More...]

The Rapture IS Coming THIS Saturday: May 21, 2011

I grew up in church.  Not a typical middle class, white picket fence, awkwardly perfect church goin’ family situation, but in church nonetheless.  Most of what I recall from those early childhood and teenage years bring memories of good things.  People genuinely taught me that loving Jesus matters more than anything else in the world.  [Read More...]

Does Postmodernism Inevitably Lead to Universalism?

photo © 2008 Ethan Lofton | more info (via: Wylio)   There is a cool new site that has great potential called “Theology and Life in the 21st Century.”  One of the writers, Eric, frequents the comments here on Pangea.  He is insightful and passionate about Jesus.  He did however write an article that I [Read More...]

"One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic." (Friendly Friday Post, by David Ozab)

I am excited to have a post here by David Ozab. He is a writer and recently converted to Roman Catholicism. While I do not share his convictions, certainly it is beneficial to hear from others outside of our own sphere of experience. I am pleased to have his guest contribution on the blog… ————————————— [Read More...]

If Evolution is Right… Then What About Adam? (Option 3: My Option – "Agnostic" about Adam) [3 of 3]

This series wrestles with the questions of the compatibility of Biblical theology and biological evolution.  To understand my view of Genesis 1, you may read here as that chapter will not be discussed in this series.  Also, check out this series by RJS at Jesus Creed.  The rest of this series, go here (in the [Read More...]

Osama bin Laden, God the Violent Warrior, and Loving Our Enemies

  Jesus’ teachings are hard, especially this one: “Love your enemies.” Because this command of Christ feels defiant to logic and experience, many jump backwards to the Hebrew Scriptures.  Rightfully so… well, at least to some degree. God as a conquering warrior is a primary image in the Old Testament.  CONFESSION: Many Christians, especially those [Read More...]

If Evolution is Right… Then What About Adam? (Option 2: Adam as "Parable") [2 of 3]

This series wrestles with the questions of the compatibility of Biblical theology and biological evolution.  To understand my view of Genesis 1, you may read here as that chapter will not be discussed in this series.  Also, check out this series by RJS at Jesus Creed.  The rest of this series, go here (in the [Read More...]

If Evolution is Right… Then What About Adam? (Option 1: Adam as Historical) [1 of 3]

This series wrestles with the questions of the compatibility of Biblical theology and biological evolution.  To understand my view of Genesis 1, you may read here as that chapter will not be discussed in this series.  Also, check out this series by RJS at Jesus Creed.  The rest of this series, go here (in the [Read More...]

N.T. Wright Rightly Reflects on the Death of Osama Bin Laden

N.T. Wright comments below on the recent situation with Osama bin Laden in light of the Myth of Redemptive Violence.  I think we Americans need to listen to relevant evangelical Christian voices from across the pond.  Also check out these other posts on the situation with Osama bin Laden: “Mourning the death of Osama bin [Read More...]

Friendly Fridays: Should We Rejoice At The Death of An Enemy [What Violence Does to Us] (by Alan Molineaux)

Hello Friends!  Fridays are now for you!!!!!  Each Friday I am going to feature a guest post (assuming I have one that is worth the read of course).  The best way for you to participate in this is to click the above “Contribute” tab.  Instructions are there.  Here is the first serving of “Friendly Friday.” [Read More...]

The Evolution of Mothers Day OR Cheesy Anti-Scientific Christian-ese

So what do you think?  If you read this blog on a regular occasion, you probably know what I think :-)  The sign is clever and quite honoring to moms, but the attack on science makes Christians look anti-intellectual.  Its time to move beyond this debate and allow the Scriptures to form an accurate worldview [Read More...]


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