Category Archives: Eschatology

How to Read the Book of Revelation: Against Modern Day Astrological Numerology and other Aberrations

Given that according to some prognosticators the world is facing certain apocalyptic and cataclysmic reorientation starting in September 23rd, 2017, I thought I would reshare something I wrote awhile ago that engages with how to interpret the book of Revelation. … Continue reading

Posted in Amillennialism, Biblical Interpretation, Biblical Studies, Biblical Theology, Dispensationalism, Eschatology, Hermeneutics, Richard Bauckham | 1 Comment

The Second Coming of Christ: Reorienting How We Think of That Through Eschatology and Apocalyptic

Like many evangelicals I grew up under the pale of Left Behind Theology (i.e. Premillennial, Pretribulational, Dispensational theology). Attendant with this type of approach is living with a kind of futurist ‘apocalyptic’ dread (yet at the same time excited anticipation). … Continue reading

Posted in Christology, Eschatology, T. F. Torrance | 3 Comments

Messianic War Against this World System: Gaining Perspective on the Presidential Election 2016 from the Book of Revelation

If you’re an American, and unless you live in a corner, something that cannot escape you at the moment is the intensity of the presidential election (as I write this only two days away). Like many of you, I have … Continue reading

Posted in American Evangelicalism, Apocalyptics, Cultural Christianity, Culture, Eschatology, Ethics, Richard Bauckham, Theopolitical

Communism’s, Fascism’s and Other ‘isms” Problem of Scapegoating Considered through Thomas Torrance’s Revelation 6

We live in a time of great upheaval, a time unbeknownst to history before! Yes, the world has waned and travelled ever since the frustration of the original creation occurred (Genesis 3), but we live in an unprecedented time. We … Continue reading

Posted in Apocalyptics, Eschatology, Ethics, T. F. Torrance, Thomas F. Torrance

Who is the AntiChrist? Post Reformed orthodoxy’s Answer and Other Traditions

Eschatology in the realm of systematic theology often means something different from eschatology within a biblical exegetical frame of things. Maybe it isn’t that it means something different, per se, but its focus is broader and more hermeneutical; i.e. it … Continue reading

Posted in Ecclesiology, Eschatology, Reformed Theology, Richard Bauckham, Richard Muller | 10 Comments

The Imminent Return of Jesus Christ in Barth’s Theology. Where’s Jesus?

Even as a little kid, Baptist Fundamentalist that I was, I believed in the imminent return of Jesus Christ. I remember one summer day, in the Pacific Northwest, as a seven year old I was laying out in a field … Continue reading

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The Christian Bodily Hope as Commentary and Critique on Current Politics

What this current season of political carnival has worked into me is a sense of loss, of hopelessness. But this sense isn’t discordant with what I’ve already felt for a long time in regard to human government and institutions; indeed, … Continue reading

Posted in Apocalyptics, Biblical Theology, Eschatology, Ethics, Resurrection, Richard Bauckham, Soteriology, Spiritual Warfare, Theopolitical

Hope for Today in the Apocalyptic of the Book of Revelation: Patristic Readings of Revelation

Richard Bauckham’s two books on the book of Revelation, The Theology of the Book of Revelation and The Climax of Prophecy are both excellent (which is an understatement)! I just started a new book (which I will take some time … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Studies, Biblical Theology, Eschatology, Patristic, Patristic Theology

Reading the book of Revelation Properly and for Today

*repost with an addendum I just listened through the book of Revelation yesterday, performed by Max McLean (the NIV); and it was a great exercise. It is different to listen than it is to read, indeed, it is more true to … Continue reading

Posted in Eschatology | 2 Comments

Left Behind’s Theology?

October 3rd, 2014, the event everyone has been waiting for: Left Behind with Nicholas Cage will go live in a movie theater near you! What is all of the hype about in regard to the story line that funds the Left … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Interpretation, Biblical Studies, Christian Culture, Cultural Christianity, Dispensationalism, Eschatology, Fundamentalism | 3 Comments