Sorry it has been so long since our last round up. The summer got a little busier than the summer should be. Here are some interesting pieces surrounding the idea of apocalypse/eschatology over the last few weeks.
1. Wake Up and Smell the Apocalypse-by Slavoj Zizek
One of the more interesting topics that has entered the broader subject of eschatology is environmental apocalypse, especially at the hands of humans. Zizek is a Marxist (something I don't stand behind), but he provides a very interesting secular critique. Read this from the sense of secular apocalypse.
2. Overcoming the Sting of Death-Blake Huggins
I will just give you a quote from Catherine Keller-read the rest of the article.
"Might a counter-apocalyptic Christian eschatology suggest an alternative to [the] neo-apocalyptic sense of finality as well as to mere rejections of apocalypse in favor of banal, endless, linear time, what we might call a counter-apocalypse?"
3. Is the end of the world near?-Kevin Beck
A great treatment of the hysteria that some evangelicals fall into. Beck gives a great treatment of Jesus and his words regarding "the end" from the gospels.
That will be it for this round, I want to start featuring a few blog posts instead of tons. I think it can be digested better this way.
Glory be to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit;
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be