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...]

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...]

Beware, Or You Too May Be – Left Below! (When the Simpsons and Harold Camping Collide)

Leave it to Homer Simpson to help us understand the “end times” better. Beware, or you too may be – Left Below! This warning filled our TV screens, our newspapers, and our digital news feeds.  The world watched as people quit their jobs, gave all their money to advertising the rapture, and traveled throughout the [Read More...]

I Believe in the “Here and Now” But Live Like I Trust in Escapism

I’ve noticed a trend in my life.  When it comes to my worldview, the way I see reality, the way I see the Scriptures… I believe in a faith that focuses on God’s in-breaking future reality in the present. I believe in a Kingdom that each day can be realized “on earth as in heaven.”  [Read More...]