Category Archives: Life to Come

PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Kingdom of Heaven, Pt 3

In part 1, we considered one of the largest associations Yeshua

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Israel and Messiah's Return

I have been having dialogue with a number of people who feel that Israel’s part in God’s healing of the world is done. Messiah came from Israel and since that time, Israel’s part is finished. Israel to some is the … Continue reading

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Millennialism (Chiliasm)

I’m teaching Revelation 20 tomorrow morning at synagogue. This is the 28th week in a series I have been teaching (with breaks for holiday seasons and topics). The following are just a few notes on the history of millennialism. I … Continue reading

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Bringing Back Messianism

I received a question from Scot McKnight about my series this week on the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. He said it seemed I was saying that the image of a marriage supper with God in the age to come … Continue reading

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The Marriage Supper, Part 2

As I have read through Revelation, I have found it to be the culmination of a long story. It is the most developed and mature theology of the entire canon. John, the Jewish apostle, from his position in the communities … Continue reading

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The Marriage Supper, Part 1

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A Few Minutes into the Resurrection

I believe in a certain story that informs the book of Revelation and which is expanded upon in its twenty two chapters. It is a story about Israel being renewed and a multitude from the nations joining them in welcoming … Continue reading

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Israel's Story in Revelation 11

You sometimes find stories in unexpected places. I have to say Revelation is apparently an unexpected place to find Israel for the majority of Christian scholars who study Revelation. They find the church in everything-Revelation in ways that should be … Continue reading

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Rev. 11 and Overlooking Israel

I have addressed in the past the sad tendency of Christian interpreters to overlook Israel in the book of Revelation: here, here, and here. It is a sad hermeneutic that can ignore the central narrative thread of the Bible (blessing … Continue reading

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Hell in the New Testament

Part of my journey in the past five years has been re-assessing what I think I know about life, God, the Bible, and theology. It has been a particularly fruitful time, this half decade. Paradigms should be questioned and knowledge … Continue reading

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