The New Creation in Revelation 21-22, Part 02

 Themes from the New Creation In these preliminary comments on the text of Revelation 21-22, I am compelled by conscience and consistency to point out that the term “New Creation” does not occur even a single time in the book of Revelation.  Since the motif of “New Creation” is the theme of Harding School of … Continue reading The New Creation in Revelation 21-22, Part 02

The New Creation in Revelation 21-22

Greetings! I’ll skip the chitchat and move to these 2 important points. 1. My hiatus of not posting regularly during the last half of 2013 comes from the confluence of sunspots, climate change, and premature hibernation.  But I am back for a while now, deo volente.   2. My commentary is providing some speaking opportunities.  … Continue reading The New Creation in Revelation 21-22

Just How Big Was the “Whole World” to John (Rev. 3:10)?

Without bothering or boring you with too many dry details, the interpretation of Rev. 3:10 is important in the ongoing disagreement between Premillennialists and Preterists regarding the correct paradigm for the interpretation of the entire book of Revelation.  It is not my concern here, but this text is also central to the debate between Pretribulation … Continue reading Just How Big Was the “Whole World” to John (Rev. 3:10)?

The Heresy of “Agapē Is All We Need”

Since Roman Catholics have probably had more opportunity to think about and act against heresy than anyone else, I will defer to a helpful definition of heresy they have used.  Several Catholic internet sites define it this way, “A heresy is not the total rejection of the Christian faith but a distortion of it. One … Continue reading The Heresy of “Agapē Is All We Need”

“Gates of Hell” and Another Look at Matt. 16:18 & Rev. 9:1-11

         Although I am not an expert on English translations of the Bible, there are a couple of well known examples where the King James translators truly got it wrong in their rendering of a particular verse or phrase.  What is especially ironic is when a contemporary preacher, study group, or translator who otherwise would … Continue reading “Gates of Hell” and Another Look at Matt. 16:18 & Rev. 9:1-11

Bono, the Bellwether of Cultural Theology

American talk show commentator and journalist Charlie Rose recently interviewed Bono (on Public Broadcasting Service, May 2013), lead composer and singer for the band U2 (22 Grammy Awards).  The lengthy interview and conversation touched on many topics and issues, with one segment focused on the religious impetus for Bono’s life and music.  In this context … Continue reading Bono, the Bellwether of Cultural Theology