We Need New Lyrics for “They’ll Know We Are Christians”

by Steve Kindle “They’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love….” In our pluralistic times (thankfully), coupled with expansive worldwide media coverage, we have witnessed on a broad scale how people separated by faith traditions and miles reach out to strangers in compassionate service. In India, Sikhs protect Muslims from terroristic beatings. …

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The Book of Revelation and the Failure of Apocalyptic Theology

by Steve Kindle My friend and honored blogger, Dr. Bob Cornwall, wrote a piece about the book of Revelation that encourages us to look at the brighter side of apocalyptic, the new creation. I wrote a response. You can find both (including replies) here: http://www.bobcornwall.com/…/apocalypse-as-message-of… Spoiler alert: He finds hope in apocalyptic theology; I don’t. …

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How to Avoid the Literalist Trap

by Steve Kindle It is said that the Bible can be used to prove anything. We’ve got all sorts of millennialists, faith healers, prosperity preachers, last days theorists, and even flat-earthers., just to name a few. They all claim biblical authority and will painstakingly point out why. There are Pentecostals (Jimmy Swaggart), anti-Pentecostals (John MacArthur), …

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The Law’s Inevitable Tension between Ideal and Reality

by Steve Kindle This post was requested by my publisher at Energion Publications as part of a project focusing on law in general and biblical law in particular. For more insights visit https://www.energion.co/discussing-the-law-in-scripture/ Deuteronomic TheologyThe Law of Moses as contained in the Torah established the ethical, religious, and social norms for the people of Israel. …

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Reimagining Church (with Eric Elnes)

The church in America is losing members at an alarming rate, especially among the Millennials and younger groups. The fastest-growing religious self-designation is “no religious affiliation,” the “Nones.” The reason most often given: irrelevancy. Dr. Eric Elnes is one of the most innovative pastors in America. He has built an enormous following among all age …

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Apocalyptic Theology: A Bane on the New Testament

Anyone moving from the Hebrew Bible to the New Testament is immediately confronted with a very different world of understanding. The Hebrew Bible knows of no eternal life, Hell, Satan as the arch-enemy of God, or a final judgment, just to mention a few radical changes. And most dramatically of all, the kingdom of God …

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