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Olivet Discourse Fulfilled – A Short Film

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Resurrecting the Shalom in the World

Resurrecting the Shalom in the World It seems that one of God’s Big Ideas for the world is, and has been, to ultimately bring shalom, or a kind of peace, justice and universal flourishing to the world. Though this may seem like a far off hope for those living in places of real suffering today,Continue Reading

Where Is Jesus Now? “IN US!” says Marty Angelo

Where Is Jesus Now? “IN US!” says Marty Angelo

Where is Jesus now? Have you ever wondered that? In the below article and book by my friend Marty Angelo, he points to encouraging Scriptures that show us one of the most comforting and amazing messages of the New Testament; that Jesus lives IN and AMONG US now, by His Spirit. That, since Pentecost, HeContinue Reading

Heaven, Earth and Sea Sermon, Part 2

This is Part 2 of a sermon I recently preached and discussed with folks at church regarding how the terms “heaven, earth and sea” are often used to describe convenantal – not material – realities in the Bible’s redemption story. Here are examples where the term “heaven and earth” seems to be describing the peopleContinue 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

Is God Coming? An Advent Poem

Is God coming? God is here! Can’t you see him all around you? From the first light of creation, To the moment that he found you. We’re not abandoned or left comfortless. But Scripture reveals a pattern that we’ve missed. His comings aren’t limited two, the bridegroom hasn’t been “delayed”. Comings run through Scripture likeContinue Reading

Right Here, Right Now

Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers – Veronica Shoffstal This quote I read today expresses an attitude that many come to feel after coming to a Preterist, or Fulfilled Salvation, view. When you come to a Fulfilled Salvation view, you cease waiting forContinue Reading

Dr. I.S. Alcordo’s Near-Death Experience and Preterist Revelation

My Near Death Experience – By I. S. Alcordo, PhD John 5:25-26: Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, a time is coming and HAS NOW COME when the dead [ones] will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live.” John 11:25-26: Jesus said, “I AM THE RESURRECTION andContinue Reading

Galatians and the New Jerusalem

The other day at our church gathering, two friends and I talked about Galatians. They shared some thoughts about new perspectives on Paul, which are about a more Hebrew and contextual way of reading Paul than what has been typically done in Christianity. They asked us to try and understand Judaism on it’s own terms,Continue Reading

Awakening to the Sacred Presence of Jesus

Audience Relevance: Awakening to Sacred Presence of Jesus Let’s pretend for a moment that Jesus didn’t know everything when he was on earth. That he didn’t speak to people about the distant future, far removed from them, but that he spoke to them about their immediate future. That he really cared for his immediate audienceContinue Reading