American Apocalypse – the rise of Christian evangelicals

This is a good article found at The Guardian. Last year the Texas pastor John Hagee presided over the ninth annual summit of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), which describes itself as “the largest pro-Israel organisation in the United States”. Five thousand evangelicals gathered in Washington to hear a distinguished roster of speakers including six […]

The Dangers of a Shallow Faith: Quotes from A.W. Tozer

“The Dangers of a Shallow Faith: Awakening from Spiritual Lethargy” – (From the compiled unpublished works of A.W. Tozer – April 21, 1897 – May 12, 1963) “The Bible has no compromise whatsoever with the world. The Bible has a message for the evangelical church, calling it back home. The Bible always send us out into the world, […]

The next time you hear, “Judgment is Soon to come upon this Country because….”

Just finished a book I picked up downstairs in our library written in 05 by former President Jimmy Carter, Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis. All I want to say is, the next time some extreme right-wing nut like a Phyllis Schlafly starts ranting about reinstating the House Committee on Un-American Activities due to Muslims […]

Christian America and the Kingdom of God

If you’re ever looking for a good book which includes an excellent history of American Fundamentalism, I recommend R.T. Hughes’ book Christian America and the Kingdom of God. You may recall I posted a few thoughts about the book after first reading it in 2010, but for whatever reason felt prompted to read it again last week. […]

Move Over Tim LaHaye

 Ah yes, just what we need, another author and his own speculative Last Days series of novels not based on the bible. New “Islamic Anti-Christ” Novel Series on the Way   Joel Richardson has good news for those who think that what the world needs is more novels about how current events are a sign […]

Pilgrim’s Progress Mini-Series on NRB Network

This looks worth checking out. Pilgrims Progress is one of my all-time favorite books. It will be interesting to see how it’s been adapted to the screen. NRB Network invites viewers to tune in Thanksgiving weekend for Pilgrim’s Progress — a mini-series based on the beloved spiritual allegory and produced by CrossTV. The first two […]

Christian America: God’s Chosen Nation/People

There is a lot on the internet concerning the erroneous topic of America being God’s chosen nation/people. Just copy the post title into google search, and check it out. This week Im reading the excellent book by Richard T. Hughes, Christian America and the Kingdom of God. I highly recommend it.  What the author strives […]

An Alternative to “Left Behind” Eschatology, “plus”..

A year ago I was excited to hear about a new book soon to be released, A Case for Historic Premillennialism: An Alternative to “Left Behind” Eschatology, and then promptly forgot about it! aha. Anyway, recently I saw it mentioned again, so finally got around to ordering it. It is so far, an excellent book  […]


Interesting article and interview with David Neiwert, author of the book  The Eliminationists: How Hate Talk Radicalized the American Right quote.. There has been much discussion of the culture of incivility lately, epitomized by the recent indecorous outbursts of Rep. Joe “You Lie” Wilson (R-SC) during President Obama’s speech to a joint session of Congress, […]

“So the Romans called them atheists…”

“It is hard to realize this today, but when Christianity first arose in the world it was not called a religion.  It was the non-religion. Imagine the neighbors of early Christians asking them about their faith; “Where’s your temple?” they’d ask.  The Christians would reply that they didn’t have a temple.  “But how could that […]

The Evangelical Demise?

Last evening I came upon two very interesting articles and want to pass them on. I think you may find them both well-worth the read. The first link is to a book reviewed by Trevin Wax at Kingdom People blog The book, The Fall of the Evangelical Nation: The Surprising Crisis Inside the Church by […]

Left Behind (Part 10)

See: Previous Parts, One,  Two,  Three,  Four,  Five,  Six,  Seven, Eight, Nine “This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.” Acts 1:11 Jesus went to heaven visibly; the disciples had just seen him go into heaven. Would he […]

Left Behind (Part 6)

Matthew 24: “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” (KJV) Readers of the Left Behind series are taught that the great tribulation is a specific time period of three-and-a-half years that begins when antichrist Nicolae Carpathia, potentate of […]

Left Behind (Part 1)

I’ve had this manuscript for almost a year and thought to put up a series of posts made up of excerpts from it’s pages for anyone interested in reading or discussing it. I plan on doing my own critiquing  in the comment section also. Since the manuscript was first mailed to me last year I […]

Case for Historic Premillennialism: An Alternative to “Left Behind” Eschatology

If any of my kid’s happen to see this post, ‘hint hint’,  this is what I want for Christmas. It doesn’t come out until February but I can wait and you can order it now. Maybe I should send them an email with this link, 🙂 This appears to be an interesting and much needed […]

Gregory Boyd on “The Myth of a Christian Nation”

to Polycarp at The Church of Jesus Christ. (check out Polycarp’s post on this topic for a few interesting excerpts from the book) ***

The Radical Cross

We who call ourselves Christians are supposed to be a people apart. We claim to have repudiated the wisdom of this world and adopted the wisdom of the cross as the guide of our lives. We have thrown in our lot with that One who while He lived on earth was the most unadjusted of […]

A Return to Types and Shadows in the Millennial Age?

Here is an interesting excerpt from Kim Riddlebarger’s book, A Case for Amillennialism: A Return to Types and Shadows in the Millennial Age? — A Problem for Dispensationalists Is the Millennium Characterized by a Return to Old Testament Types and Shadows?  The Problem with the Dispensational Interpretation of the Millennium Dispensationists must not only face […]

A Tale of Two Sons by John MacArthur

This is a book I’ve added to my list of ‘hope to get my hands on soon’. A Tale of Two Sons by John MacArthur Today I read another excellent review of the book at From my understanding the book came about from a series of sermons preached by MacArthur on the same topic. […]

The Catastrophic Fall of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.

History is a passion of mine, especially Church history. This topic of the fall of Jerusalem was addressed in a previous post within the comments, but someone may find this interesting as well. **** From Christianity Today, Christian History: Not One Stone Left Upon Another The catastrophic fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70 forever changed […]

Analyzing Scofield

This is a very interesting little booklet. I had been doing a search on something not at all related, when coming across it: Gospel Truth; Analyzing Scofield. I refer to it as a ‘booklet’ because its all on one page. There is another post I put up on the Scofield Bible some months ago, but […]

Preface to the book: Left Behind Answered Verse By Verse

This is the preface to ‘Left Behind — Answered Verse by Verse,’ written by David A. Reed. From apologeticsindex: Shortly after putting faith in Jesus Christ, I began attending evangelical Christian churches — Baptist and Congregationalist — and that is where I first heard an exposition of the ‘left behind’ teaching. Of course, the blockbuster […]

Left Behind — Answered Verse by Verse

From apologeticsindex. ‘Left Behind‘ — a series of books billed as ‘evangelical Christian fiction’ written by Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye — has been a huge publishing success. With the final book published in April, 2007, sales have reportedly totaled 65 million copies. The series, which started in 1995 with the first novel, includes 16 […]

Understanding Dispensationalists: Book and Review

Today I’ve been reading an on-line book written by Vern S. Poythress: Understanding Dispensationalists, after coming upon the link and Synopsis/Review written by Nathan Pitchford at Pitchfords Ramblings. Its very good! Both the synopsis and the book. In sum: if you would like to get an overview of the history of the dispensational/covenant theology debate, […]

Exegesis From Godly Men

This video clip speaks to something which I also have noticed in recent years–the ignoring of, or actually the tossing aside of the many wonderful commentaries available today written by men of God who have gone before us. I love reading the commentaries of those like Wesley, Luther, Matthew Henry, Calvin, Clarke, Pink, or Jamieson.  […]

The Twilight of the Books?

Albert Mohler has an interesting commentary today: The Twilight of the Books?. Being an avid book reader and lover of books all my life, its interesting to read how little books play a part in the lives of most people today. I had to leave school at a very young age, 16, so didn’t get […]

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