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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In the Face of Insurrection

Never in my lifetime, and probably yours, has America witnessed such a direct attack on its democracy from within as occurred on January 6th with the assault on the Capitol in Washington, D.C. In this episode, Dr. Bruce Epperly and I discuss the implications of this for American Christians. How are we to react in …

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