Michele Bachman and Glenn Beck Can Only See the Apocalypse

I’ve been writing on the subject of eschatology (the study of the last things) for a long time and countering the argument that a near end-time apocalypse is around the corner. Over the years I have participated in innumerable debates, written ten books on the subject, and published nearly 100 articles. If there’s anyone new […]

Two False Teachings that Have Gotten us into This Mess

I know I’m going to get into trouble for writing this article. That’s OK. It needs to be said. While there are numerous contributing factors as to why we are at this point in time with the Supreme Court about to redefine the very nature of the family and what it might mean long-term for […]

Is Ebola a Sign of the End Times?

“People were surrounded by traumatic death. And they didn’t have any idea how far it would go. Was it going to kill everybody? . . . Could this be the end of the world—is this Armageddon that the street corner ministers are preaching about?” (Influenza, 1918) As expected, with attention being given to Ebola, end-time […]

Why the ‘Left Behind’ Film Flopped and Why It’s a Good Thing

If there’s one thing that Christians get upset about is a disagreement over some of their cherished beliefs they think are found in the Bible. The belief that Christians are going to be taken off the earth prior to a Great Tribulation has been a big part of evangelicalism for decades. What many Christians do […]

Why the Left Behind Film is Not Biblical

The reboot of a film version of Left Behind has turned out to be a commercial flop even though it has some big named-actors in it. The Left Behind book series is a revival of other end-time novels that have been plaguing the Christian publishing world for nearly 90 years. The first end-time Christian novel […]

Is it Time for Doomsday or for Building a City on a Hill?

“Apocalyptic thinking is in the air,” University of Connecticut psychologist Kenneth Ring said in 1990.1 But long before 1990 and today’s claim of a near-end of all things, speculation about the apocalypse was common. In fact, dip into any generation going back nearly two millennia and you’ll find prophetic speculators galore. It’s still in the […]

More Predictions About the End of the World that Paralyze Christians

Anne Graham Lotz is the daughter of Billy Graham. Like her famous father and brother, Franklin Graham, she has quite a following among Evangelicals. Recently she sent out a letter calling for “a national prayer initiative entitled 777: An Urgent Call to Prayer. The Call is for God’s people to pray for each of the […]

Comet Over Israel During Obama Visit is Seen as a Sign of the End

Every time a world leader burps, the ground shakes, or there is a comet within a million miles of Earth, prophecy pundits dust off their “The End is Near” signs and assure us that time is running out for planet earth. Predicting the end is a multi-billion-dollar business. Publishing companies have gotten rich by selling […]