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Zombies. “The Walking Dead.” “The X-Files.” We live in a time of apocalyptic fiction. Zika virus. Ebola. Superbugs. Transgendered restrooms. Banning Muslim entry into America. We live in a time of apocalyptic fear. “How To Survive the Apocalypse” is the title of a newly released book by two Christian scholars – Robert Joustra and Alissa […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., on November 18, 2012. The Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Mark 13:1-8 I Samuel 1:4-20; I Samuel 2:1-10; Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18), 19-25 If we understand the chronology of Mark’s gospel correctly, Jesus speaks these words at the end of Tuesday, three days before […] Read More

(RNS) On Dec. 21, 2012, the Mayan calendar reaches the end of its 5,126 epoch. That’s a cause of consternation among some end-times adherents, and amusement among some descendants of the Maya. Fresh from having survived one end-of-the-world prediction—a two-stage affair covering 2011’s drop-dead dates of May 21 and Oct. 21—we now plunge into the […] Read More

I thought Hal Lindsey was dead, but I discovered he is quite alive when I ran into him on TV the other night. Not only is he very much alive, but also the end-times prophecy that forms the basis of his theological and political perspective on the world is also very much alive. While Lindsey […] Read More

If you’re reading this you can breathe a sigh of relief. It means the world didn’t end Aug. 22, as a number of conservative Web sites have speculated the last couple of weeks it might. It started not with some doomsday wacko, but with respected Princeton scholar Bernard Lewis, who wrote in an Aug. 8 […] Read More

End Time Tabernacle

Off the Mountain Parkway at Slade and up State Road 77 sits a white frame church. The sign facing the traffic names the structure as the “End Time Tabernacle,” which leaves the traveler wondering about doctrine, practice and affiliation but not at all about their expectations. For the last century or more, a fascination with […] Read More