Category Archives: Eschatology

A New Day: New Jerusalem, Part 3

In that day the branch of the Lord shall be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land shall be the pride and honor of the survivors of Israel. And he who is left in Zion and remains in … Continue reading

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A New Day: New Jerusalem, Part 1

Most people love new things. Maybe you’re one of those people who always has to have the newest piece of technology. I have a friend who is usually the first one in line to get the new iPhone when it … Continue reading

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A New Day: The Power of “With,” Part 4

We live in a time when the nature of truth seems to be up for grabs. Every news story can be spun one way or another to say almost anything someone wants to believe. In times like these, I have … Continue reading

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A New Day: The Lord Has a Day, Part 4

So is the coming Day a good day or a bad day? It all depends on whether you’re part of God’s repentant remnant. For those who turn away from their idols and put their trust in God and His Messiah, … Continue reading

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Christmas 2020: A Weary World Rejoices

O Holy night! The stars are brightly shining It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth Long lay the world in sin and error pining “Til He appears and the soul felt its worth A thrill of hope, the … Continue reading

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An Enchanted Christmas

Don’t be fooled by the sentimentality of this season: the birth of the child is an act of war. Continue reading

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A Theological Interpretation of The Greatest Showman: “From Now On”

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t seen “The Greatest Showman”, you’ll want to stop reading. But if you haven’t seen “The Greatest Showman”, you should just drop what you’re doing and head to the theater right now. “The Greatest Showman” is … Continue reading

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Back Porch Eschatology Is The Best Eschatology

While grilling some chicken last night, Jackson brought me his Bible. (He wanted a “real” Bible the other day, rather than a “kids” Bible, so we stopped and let him pick one out.) He had been reading Genesis 1 and … Continue reading

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Daring Faith: I Was Blind But Now I See

In 2013, I made a choice to believe in the resurrection. Two years earlier, my father-in-law, Alan Shates, was diagnosed with ALS, a disease for which there is no known cure. As we watched this disease slowly strip Alan of … Continue reading

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Hope Against Hope

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It was a Saturday. We were planning to go to Nashville that day to see her. She’d been hospitalized there for several days and we’d planned for me to finish up the school…

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