October 1, 2014

When it becomes “The Thing,” RUN!

But of this I am convinced: Reformed Christianity is best equipped to help us in our exile. (Carl Trueman) It seems to me that the proper response would be for us to look earnestly for every possible way to draw together, to make … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings — August 2, 2014

I awoke early to take dawn pictures at Lake Winnepesaukee in New Hampshire when we were on our trip. It was a cloudy, drizzly morning, so I didn't get many great shots, but I did happen upon these feathered friends performing … [Continue reading...]

Things I “Learned” from Rapture Theology

I could see the conclusion of this week's posts coming from a mile away. I spent the first 24 years of my life in Plymouth Brethren churches that were at the forefront of promoting Rapture Theology. Here are some of the things … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: Time to Leave Behind the Rapture

Note from CM: We've talked about a few aspects of eschatology this week. I thought it might be good to re-post this piece that was originally run in May 2011, right before the Harold Camping debacle. As the header art indicates, … [Continue reading...]

Completing the King’s Afflictions

I am now rejoicing in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am completing what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church. • Colossians 1:24, NRSV • • • 1. This week, we are … [Continue reading...]

The Triduan Shape of History

Today, we follow up yesterday's post on The Most Vexing Question. To me, the fundamental quandaries raised in the piece were: Who would have thought that the life of Jesus’ church in “the last days” would span a history as long … [Continue reading...]

The Most Vexing Question

We do not see our signs; There is no longer any prophet, Nor is there any among us who knows how long. How long, O God . . . • Psalm 74:9-10 • • • What is (or should be) the most troublesome matter in theology for Christian … [Continue reading...]

A Jesus-Shaped Response to Israel and Gaza

I'm sure many of us as individuals and churches will be praying for the situation in Israel and Gaza this weekend. It is one thing to express my opinions, "Christian" or otherwise, as I sit in my living room safely, thousands … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings — July 26, 2014

Pastor Dan is taking a little break from Sat. Ramblings to focus on some other responsibilities for awhile, so at least for today, you're stuck with me. We did plenty of rambling the past couple of weeks, through Vermont and … [Continue reading...]

Thoughts on Hitchhiking

We rented a cottage this week, and for the first time in quite a while were able to get our whole family together for a holiday. We have no Wifi and as a result monitoring of comments will be spotty, so play nice! We have been … [Continue reading...]