Category Archive: Faith & Religion

So What Is Resurrection Really All About?

There should be no surprise that in his book A New Heaven and a New Earth J. Richard Middleton connects resurrection to the idea of holistic salvation.  Far from only being only forgiveness… Continue reading

But Isn’t The Earth Supposed to Melt Away?

Judgment in the Old Testament The Old Testament talks often of judgment. This judgment is usually violent and earth-shattering. The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness; the LORD shakes the wilderness of… Continue reading

The Future Is Right Here in Front of Us

In a sinful world, holistic eschatology demands holistic salvation.  All that has been tarnished by sin needs to be recreated and purified.  In his ongoing march through the canon of Old Testament showing… Continue reading

Is Our View of Salvation Too Small?

I see now more clearly what it is that J. Richard Middleton is doing in his book A New Heaven and A New Earth. As he goes through the Bible section by section, he… Continue reading

Good Endings Don’t Come Out of Left Field

In the last post, we reviewed what Middleton believes is our raison d’être: to steward the power God has bestowed upon as the rulers and subduers of the world in a responsible, non-violent… Continue reading

Just Be Who You Are!

For the past two Christmases, someone decided it was a good idea to do made-for-TV renditions of favorite children’s dramas. Two years ago it was The Sound of Music, and this year, Peter… Continue reading

Language Matters

“Heaven.” It is the term we use to refer to the abode of God and the eternal home of His followers. Though it is unlikely that we will stop using that term to… Continue reading

Don’t Believe Everything You . . . Sing

Last week, leading up to Christmas, did you sing these words from “Away in a Manger”? And fit us for Heaven, to live with Thee there. Or do you remember this oldie but… Continue reading

What Will Happen When We Die?

Soon and very soon, maybe tomorrow or even today, at the twinkling of an eye, with the blowing a trumpet, like a thief in the night, Jesus will come again.  The moon will… Continue reading

The Control Freak’s Prayer

Lord, help me control my need to control. There is only one person I truly can control: me myself. Grant me the strength and grace to let all others run their own life.… Continue reading