269- Skimming Over Advent

“Does anybody care about Advent?”

While our churches are talking about Advent, the rest of the world has long abandoned the liturgical calendar. The Christmas season is now commercial and has overridden our season of anticipation, but it’s even worse than that.

In today’s podcast and post, I recycle a post from years ago to refresh our consideration that the church is no longer anticipating the Savior of the World, but a dread warrior who is coming back to destroy rather than love his enemies.

Join me now as we see beyond our anticipation of the “End Times” and explore why we stopped believing that God will arrive through each one of us.

109- 666: The Number of the Beast

 

Despite what those who have unsubscribed from my newsletter say, I am not the antichrist.  However, I am about to reveal who is. Continuing in this series, this podcast and post will examine the riddle of the number of the beast and review what the bible actually says regarding the “beast” or antichrist. If you think I’m going to warn you to watch out for microchips, barcode scanners, or a european dictator then this may be as disappointing as a Christian rock album cover from the 80’s. It turns out the most unbelievable part of the bible is really easy to believe, and not so scary. If you wish to do a deep dive, you can access my “Happy Ending: A positive eschatology” HERE.

106- Why the End DIDN’T Come.

 

September 24th was supposed to be the end of the world. Of course it wasn’t, but nonetheless, doomsday preachers continue to parade across our lives and there seems to be no end in sight. In this podcast and post I will begin a series where we take a look at eschatology (end times). Are we heading toward Armageddon? Are we really to interpret Bible prophecy in light of the evening news? Are we nearing a time when Jesus will “Rapture” all those with a chrome fish on their car? It might surprise you to learn that the Bible doesn’t have a cryptic message about the end of the world that only a few doomsday preachers can understand. This series will lay bare the reason why we want to believe so badly that it all ends in fire. It’s time we expose our pre-rational, (tribal) beliefs and explore the profoundly positive eschatology that has been believed up until the last 100 years or so.