I want to write a bi-monthly post bringing together noteworthy blog posts and such regarding eschatology. Some folks on twitter asked if I was going to focus on pri-mill dispensational stuff, and I said that wasn't really the focus. What I am trying to find is interesting and creative expressions of GOOD eschatology out there on the internet, especially those that focus on mission, postmodern culture and contemporary relevance. There are some good categorized preterist and future oriented resources, but they don't fit the qualifications above. I might list some every now and then when I find one with good resources for those who are more interested in how orthodoxy doesn't mean "Left Behind".
So here is the first week. There was more out there than I thought, I actually had to thin it down.
!. Brian McClaren from the Huffington Post. Needed: Christians Thinking Differently about the Future
I featured this article a few days ago, so I will just echo that this is a good view towards Christian thought.
2. Scott L from Theologica. Heaven and Eschatology.
A great post that has N.T. Wrights "Surprised by Hope" as its starting point. Scott goes to ask some good questions about the average Christian doesn't really think about eschatology, and how it grows to a very unbiblical theology. Great read here.
3. Michael Heiser from his blog The Naked Bible. Why an obsession with Eschatology is a Waste of Time
A 5 part series that talks about the presuppositions that are brought to conversations about "The End". Michael does a great job really unpacking many of the current conservative systems.
4. Tim Chester from his blog. Defining eschatology and an eschatological people and Understanding Eschatological Statements.
Two video's in a conversational format from a reformed perspective. Tim does a great job here outlining some classic thoughts.
5. Frank Emanuel from his blog Freedom Log. Apocalyptic constructs in Eschatology.
Frank shares some thoughts about some current reading as well as how ideas are applied to the book of Revelation. Great beginning point that I hope he continues.
6. Jason Boyett from One of Little Faith. Is the Oil Spill a Sign of the Apocalypse?
Ever since the tragedy in the gulf, I have been curious as to when the nutjobs would start making predictions. Jason does a wonderful job both reporting while also explaining why apocalyptic fervor is dangerous and possibly un-Christian.
That wraps up the first Round Up. I hope that you find these articles and posts as interesting as I have.