"Second Coming," a series about Jesus' return to Earth, offers cultural commentary on modern-day Christianity. But some Christians called it blasphemous.
The Rev. Bartholomew Orr's feat at Brown Missionary Baptist Church was supposed to show the unexpected nature of Christ's prophesied second coming.
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South Carolina is the Pet Sematary of disgraced politicians: They come back to life and act weirder than ever.
Many Jerusalem residents believe not only that the Messiah will return, but that his arrival is imminent – so imminent they
Location and income also skewed the results, with Southerners and members of households making less than $25,000 per year
The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. (King James version
Of course, Christians have been proclaiming the nearness of Jesus' return ever since there have been Christians. So far, one might conclude, Jesus has been uninterested in taking the bait.
These end-of-the-world prophets are often well-meaning, decent people. The world they live in is less than enjoyable, and so they are looking for a first-class seat out of here.
For the Seriously Faithful, Choosing Resistance as an Organizing Principle (and becoming Glenn Beck's worst nightmare??)
it seems to me that the only way forward for leaders who fully understand the dangerous nature of these times is to be both persistently reasonable and persistently theological.
A passionate atheist, is selling -- and personally profiting from -- the age-old joy of servicing the world with true peace of mind.