Tag: eschatology

Transhumanism: A Secular Technological Vision of Future Things

The desire to live forever is one of the greatest longings of the human heart. Great Christian thinkers and writers—from St. Augustine to Blaise Pascal to C. S. Lewis—have observed that human beings were made to commune personally with the Lord God Almighty. It makes sense, then, that this temporal world and its offerings cannot ultimately satisfy. Thus, according to…

Biblical Eschatology and the Good News of Christmas

Along with festive celebrations and traditions, Christmastime also brings with it a more serious focus on hope. Charities and ministries strive to uplift those who are struggling to make ends meet and the message of peace on earth is prevalent. In a secular context, Santa Claus often embodies hope for a better, more caring world. But when all is said…

My Upcoming Book on the End of the World

I have always said that the last topic I would choose to write about was the last days of the world. Well, since I’ve gone and done it we must be at the end. Pretty clever, huh? My new book on eschatology (study of end times), entitled Christian Endgame: Careful Thinking about the End Times, is due for release by…

August Podcast Roundup: Careful Thinking about the End Times

I strive to encourage Christians to think carefully and critically about their faith, not only through Reflections but also through two RTB podcasts. On one podcast, Straight Thinking, I lead my colleagues in discussions of important issues in light of the Christian worldview. On the other, I Didn’t Know That!, RTB scholars offer unscripted answers to listener questions. This month’s…

Hold the Doomsday Predictions, Please

Harold Camping’s latest false prediction concerning the end of the world once again illustrates how important it is that Christians think carefully and critically about controversial issues like Bible prophecy. Below is an article I wrote about the challenging and often speculative field of Christian eschatology. (This article is part 7 of a 12-part series on eschatology; all 12 posts…

Future Things: Christ’s Kingdom, Part 8 (of 12)

Already, but not yet. This brief and enigmatic statement reflects the thinking of historic Christians when it comes to eschatology (the study or doctrine of “last things”). It means that Christ’s kingdom has already been inaugurated (accomplished at his first coming), but not yet consummated (which will only take place at his glorious second coming).

Future Things: Five Eschatological Essentials, Part 3 (of 12)

Some people think that because Christendom has some sharp differences when it comes to certain doctrinal matters this is a sign that Christianity cannot be true. It’s just too divided. Yet the truth of the matter is that while historic Christians of various theological stripes have important differences, they also share significant common doctrinal ground on essential beliefs. To the…