eschatology

"The Fall of Man, after Hendrick Goltzius" by Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com, via Flickr.

Edens Everywhere

It wouldn’t be paradise if it weren’t already lost.

"Nature's Paradise"

Let There Be (the Painter of) Light™

Doubting Thomas Kinkade.

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E-Cards for the Left Behind

So suppose one day you wake up and all your Christian friends have mysteriously gone missing. It’s creepy, and everyone around you is trying to figure out what the heck is going on. Luckily, a few days later you check your email to find you have received the following letter: Dear Friend; This message has…

"UFO cloud!" by storymary, via Flickr.

Clouds, When Determined By Context

On the sci-fi roots of modern fundamentalism.

Life After People on the History Channel

Smell You Later, Jesus

Sometimes odd things cheer me up. Sometimes I get into moods, OK? Maybe sometimes I get into certifiable mood disorders which may or may not be detailed in the DSM-IV? Maybe sometimes I get in the car in said moods and have odd accidents? Maybe for this reason my husband has named the worst of…

Killing the Buddha

Christian Community Lifestyle, Eh?

This new radio PSA says I should have my documents safe in case “something happens” and it kinda freaks me out @

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Elie Wiesel to Speak at Anti-Semitic Event

Activist Rachel Tabachnik writes: Tomorrow night (Sunday, Oct. 25) Elie Wiesel will be the keynote speaker at John Hagee’s Cornerstone Church for Christians United For Israel’s Night to Honor Israel. This is a devastating development which is difficult to comprehend. Wiesel has spent his life combatting racism and fighting for human rights. Bruce Wilson and…

Jesus Riding on a Cloud, by chrislong_2008 via photobucket

Spaceship Jesus Will Come Back and Whisk Us Away

The disastrous politics of Rapture, in an excerpt from Patience with God.

Killing the Buddha

Will Mormons Preserve American Civilization?

Inspired by a hint from Mormon sci-fi writer Orson Scott Card, Josh Levin has a piece at Slate suggesting that Mormonism might be for American culture what the Catholic Church was for Rome: a time capsule. He gets excited, especially, about the Mormons’ capacity for resilience and self-reliance. As far as organizational practices go, a…

The Great Crowd

Who Wants to Live Forever?

There’ll be pie in the sky when you die — but what if there’s not enough to go around?