In Paul and the Hope of GloryPaul and the Hope of Glory: An Exegetical and Theological Study Constantine Campbell has provided a significant and important contribution to eschatology from the writings of Paul the Apostle. What follows is just a teaser of “things to come” intended to provide some scaffolding for readers to stand upon as they work through this outstanding offering.

The book is divided into three parts with Part 1 (chapters 1-2) presenting introductory matters; Part 2 (chapters 3-13) providing a brief exegesis of relevant texts; Part 3 (chapters 14-18) integrating …[ continue reading ]

Kingdom, Hope and the End of the World: The ‘Now’ and ‘Not Yet’ of Eschatology is a concise introduction to a subject that continues to intrigue the Christian world, namely, “end times.” Ian Paul has done the Church a tremendous service in this offering and everyone would do well to have several copies on hand to pass along. I offer a few highlights here to whet readers’ appetites. To be[ continue reading ]

Below are two presentations that I offered at our church, Holy Trinity Anglican Church for those wishing to be confirmed in the Anglican tradition. All materials are my own, except where noted. There was so much more material that I wished to cover, but the 45-minutes I was allowed did not permit. Please note: there is no sound and these are just talking points. While the progression of points may[ continue reading ]

This is really rather good! Although there are a few quibbles here and there, this wonderfully captures the Christian story. Check out… Visit The Bible Project for more videos and resources. HT: Kevin Bywater[ continue reading ]

Continuing my read through A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology by J. Richard Middleton and I cannot recommend it highly enough. In chapters 7, 8 he offers important, practical insights on the resurrection of Christ in relation to the scope of redemption. In “The New Testament’s Vision of Cosmic Renewal” (chapter 7) the conclusion (and thesis) of the chapter states From the beginning, God’s intent for human life was centered on the[ continue reading ]

I’m only into the first three chapters of A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology by J. Richard Middleton but am hooked. Since eschatology (those teachings in the Bible around the “end times”) is one of my weakest areas, and since I’ve been dissatisfied with the pre-tribulation, premillennial, left behind-ish dispensational construct that remains the predominant stance of the North American Christian Church, I thought it time to delve into this[ continue reading ]