October 20, 2017

Now. On Earth.

Is that it? Is this the message? Is this what Jesus and the apostles announced? Are we in rehearsals? Is this prep time for the final exam? Are we taking batting practice? Is this pre-season and we’re sorting out the team, making the cuts, setting the roster? Are we humans given sixty, seventy, eighty or […]

As Long as We Approach the Bible This Way, We’re in Trouble

I will confess: I have been away from this kind of thinking for quite awhile now, so whenever I hear a clear example of it, I am almost shocked at how silly it sounds to me at this point in my journey. I saw a post recently by Pastor/Evangelist Greg Laurie with this title: Where […]

Hmm…Signs of the Times?

Hmm… It has been quite a week. I wonder if we are seeing “signs of the times”? A Roman Catholic Pope resigns for the first time in over 600 years. G20 global finance leaders gather in Moscow (and a meteor explodes in Russian skies — coincidence?) Another person in Great Britain has contracted a potentially […]

Eschatological Me

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. (Gal. 2:20, KJV) You died, and your life is hidden with […]

It Always Comes Back to the Ending

Advent is about eschatology. That five dollar theological term simply means “the study of the eschaton” (the last day). The Bible divides time into two great epochs: this present age and the age to come. We live in the now; we await the not yet. Scripture anticipates the end from the start. When Genesis 1:1 […]

A Way Forward for Eschatology

By Chaplain Mike Two years ago, Scot McKnight did a five-part series called “The Future of Christian Eschatology” on his Jesus Creed blog. We have all had this subject on our mind this week, thanks to the looney predictions of Harold Camping and all the press they received. Today, I offer a summary from one […]

My Last Post . . . Ever!

By Chaplain Mike After 6pm tomorrow night, I will either be “caught up together with them to meet the Lord in the air” (1Thess 4:17), or so busy dealing with the aftermath of The Global Earthquake that will shake the world, that I will not have time for blogging. And since I have decided not […]

Time to Leave Behind the Rapture

By Chaplain Mike Come on, children You’re acting like children Every generation Thinks it’s the end of the world – Wilco, “You Never Know” I had a spiritual awakening as a teenager in a time when prophetic expectations were high. Israel was in her land and engaged in violent confrontations with her antagonistic neighbors. Issues […]

The Sad Views of Stephen Hawking

By Chaplain Mike In an exclusive interview with The Guardian, cosmologist Stephen Hawking was as blunt and clear as he could be about his views on life beyond this life. “I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; […]

You Knew It Would Come, Sooner Rather than Later

By Chaplain Mike Amid the discussions of how Christians should respond to Osama bin Laden’s death, you knew, you just knew we would learn sooner rather than later how this all fits into Biblical prophecy. Since this is not my specialty, I will leave it to the “experts,” who with perfect hindsight, now tell us, […]