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Category Archives: Church History

“Lengthening”, Lent in the Holy Land, pt 1

The word “Lent” comes from a root word meaning “lengthening,” like the lengthening hours of sunlight which will bring the long, warm days of summer. Normally during Lent we think of giving something up for 40 days as we approach Easter, so as to prepare spiritually before we celebrate Christ’s Resurrection. This year, perhaps moreContinue Reading

Olivet Discourse Fulfilled – A Short Film

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Emergence Christianity Conference with Phyllis Tickle

Emergence Christianity Conference with Phyllis Tickle

Last weekend I attended a conference about “Emergence Christianity” with featured speaker Phyllis Tickle talking about the ideas she presents in her books The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why and Emergence Christianity. What is the Great Emergence or Emergence Christianity? (Not to be confused with Emergent Christianity, though there is some overlap).Continue Reading

The Good News Reached ‘All the World’

      Has the Gospel been preached to all the world? Is ‘the end’ about to come? When you’re speaking with someone who is new to the topic of Fulfilled eschatology, (the understanding that all Bible prophecy, including Jesus’ coming, was fulfilled by 70AD) there is one objection that often comes up.It goes somethingContinue Reading

Revelation and Time, part I

It is nearly universally accepted in Christianity that the first four chapters of the book of Revelation were addressed to their named recipients, the seven churches in Asia Minor. Most also affirm that they were fulfilled in the first century. What happens next, in many interpretations, however, is funny. Many traditions say that the bookContinue Reading

The Five S’s of Church Error

Early in my journey to a past fulfillment or preterist view of Scripture, I had the question, “How could the mainstream church have been so wrong for so long about eschatology?” I asked the question this way, because I held to the presupposition that God wouldn’t let the mainstream western church body be in errorContinue Reading

Was Preterism Erased From the Bible?

Jesus gave the Great Commission, and people started taking his teaching throughout the world. New Testament letters were written, sent and assembled into collections. Centuries later the printing press was invented and Bibles started being printed. Bibles began to be translated into other languages. Anyone who has known more than one language knows that translationContinue Reading

The 5 S’s of Church Error

The Five S’s of Church ErrorContinue Reading