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 […]

Why Middle East Violence is Not Evidence the ‘Rapture’ or the End of the World is Near

Once again, the Bible is being interpreted through the lens of current events. The Christian Post reports: “Nearly eight out of 10 Evangelicals say they believe the ongoing violence in the Middle East is an indication that the rapture is on the horizon, a new survey released Friday shows. “Research conducted by the Brookings Institute’s […]

Expecting the Near End of The World is a Christian Problem

Tonight I’ll be participating in a friendly debate on the subject of Bible prophecy with Dr. Michael Brown. Dr. Brown and I agree on a lot of topics. He’s a cultural warrior on the subject of same-sex marriage. The same day Dr. Brown’s article addressing Tony Campolo’s decision to move to the “gay side,” Greg […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jimmy Carter Didn’t Say it But Many Liberals Think It

I saw the following on Facebook that was attributed to former president Jimmy Carter. It was juicy, but did he say it?: “If you don’t want your tax dollars to help the poor, then stop saying that you want a country based on Christian values. Because you don’t!” After a bit of checking, I learned […]

Confessions of an Ex-Evangelical who Supports Same-Sex Marriage

The latest story making the rounds is a letter from “a Millennial” who has had a “change-of-heart on gay rights/ssm [same-sex marriage].” There’s nothing new for me in this letter. I’ve been harping on these issues for nearly 40 years. It’s what I do. Christians disengaged from culture decades ago for a variety of reasons. […]

Should We be Concerned About Politics if the World’s Coming to an End?

For centuries prophecy writers have claimed that the end was near. They’ve all had one thing in common — they’ve all been wrong! Hal Lindsey wrote a book with the title The Terminal Generation that was written more than 30 years ago. Lindsey had predicted in 1970 that it would all come apart in 1988 […]