Why the Rapture isn’t Biblical… And Why it Matters | Kurt Willems

I grew up in church culture. Most of what I recall from those early childhood and teenage years bring memories of good things.  People genuinely taught me that loving Jesus matters more than anything else in the world.  The world, after all, is corrupt and the place we truly long for is far, far away – heaven.  So we are to love Jesus and hate the world.

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New Survey Shakes Middle Earth | Matthew Distefano

Rivendell, EASTERN ERIADOR – A recent survey conducted by a coalition between the elves of Rivendell, dwarves of Erebor, and men of Gondor, shows that a growing number of Middle Earth residents do not see Mordor as a threat. The survey concludes that as recently as this month, 31% of Middle Earthers believe that the hype surrounding Sauron has been overblown, while a striking 11% don’t believe Sauron even exists.

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Deconstructing Evangelical Orthodoxy | Eric Scot English

Is there any room for a view of theology that is both progressive as well as orthodox? Do the two ways of thinking contradict one another? On the one hand, […]

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Who is Jung’s Philemon? Dr. Jung replied, “Only myself.” – Carl Jung Depth Psychology

C.G. Jung Letters, Vol. 1: 1906-1950 Who is Jung’s Philemon? Dr. Jung replied, “Only myself.” ~Carl Jung to Alice Raphael in 1935 My Philemon and Baucis… have nothing to do with that …

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Black Elk, Woke | Ann Neumann

It’s bracing, though, to encounter the idea rendered anew in Joe Jackson’s new book,  Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016). Jackson, a former investigative reporter and the author of six historical nonfiction books, chronicles the life of the Lakota medicine man made famous by the controversial Black Elk Speaks. Published in 1932, that book grew out of a long series of interviews between the titular Native American prophet and John Gneisenau Neihardt, an Anglo Great Plains poet of some Depression-era renown. Though initially a publishing bust, it was rereleased in the 1960s and is now a standard text in the canon of American dissident spirituality.

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The Mark Of The Beast: Revealed! | Keith Giles

When it comes to the book of Revelation there are ultimately two camps: Futurists (who believe the book tells us something about future events that have not happened yet) and Preterists (who believe the book told First Century Christians about events that would “soon come to pass” in their lifetime).

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