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Is it the End of the World?

Is it the End of the World?

June 2011 Archives

Why Are People Missing It?

posted by jfletcher

One of my favorite things to do is study Bible prophecy. A fascinating outcome of that is observing that so many people in our world today miss the fact that prophecies are being fulfilled at an astonishing rate. While I […]

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Is It the End of Your World?

posted by jfletcher

We live in turbulent times, for sure. I think we can all agree on that. For many, Bible prophecy is a fringe worldview. That’s okay; we are all entitled to our own views. Yet, with so many odd and frightening […]

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The Valley of Hinnom

posted by jfletcher

Rob Bell, the wildly popular pastor from Grand Rapids, Michigan, has made news lately. His new book, Love Wins, presents a “progressive” view of hell. I don’t want to comment on Bell or his book per se, but rather point […]

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The Clash of Worldviews

posted by jfletcher

There is an interesting “debate” going on within the evangelical Church today, and I wouldn’t be surprised if I wind up on the losing side. In years past, the concept known as “Kingdom Now” was somewhat confined to the Pentecostal […]

A Flood of Unbelief

posted by jfletcher

My enthusiastic (and unsolicited!) endorsement of Barry Werth’s book, Banquet at Delmonico’s is prompted because it is so relevant to eschatology, the study of “last things.” Christ and the apostles warned regularly that the latter days of history would be […]

“I Pledge Allegiance to Darwin”

posted by jfletcher

Having just returned from Israel, I found NBC’s “Pledge of Allegiance” debacle extra-fascinating. I also just finished reading an absolutely extraordinary book, Banquet at Delmonico’s, by Barry Werth. The visit, NBC, and Werth’s book all dovetailed for me, as I […]

Darwin’s evidence

posted by jfletcher

I am reading an extraordinary book, Banquet at Delmonico’s, by Barry Werth, which traces the rise of evolutionary thought in America, in the 19th century. I can’t recommend it enough. As with most things these days, the book reminds me […]

The president fulfills prophecy

posted by jfletcher

Here’s a fun exercise that you can do in the privacy of your own mind. Get a Bible and read, say, Zechariah 10-14. Perhaps Psalm 83. You might include Ezekiel 36-39. There you should get the strong impression that—if there […]

Staying in Israel

posted by jfletcher

I often hear the myth that Israel is unsafe, especially for tourists. I know for sure that that is false. A week there sightseeing was a wonderful experience, even with the unrest that is the hallmark of the Arab-Israeli conflict. […]

Masada

posted by jfletcher

This is my fifth trip to Israel, and they get better and better. We are perfectly safe, the weather is gorgeous, the food incredible, and the historical sites are other-worldly. Two days ago, Jonathan and I went to Masada, the […]

It might be the end, but the food sure is good

posted by jfletcher

Being in the holy city of Jerusalem is of course an amazing experience. It is now about 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, the start of the work week here. I am listening to the Muslim call to prayer, thinking about my […]

Christ Church

posted by jfletcher

I’ve stayed in plenty of hotels in Jerusalem over the years, including the fabled King David. For a trip with my son, I decided to spend a couple nights at Christ Church Guesthouse, just inside the Old City of Jerusalem’s […]

Something fishy in Jaffa

posted by jfletcher

Today, my son and I went to the old port city of Jaffa, just south of Israel’s modern city of Tel Aviv. The place, of course, is famous for a lot of things, including visits by Alexander the Great and […]

Say hello to Moshe

posted by jfletcher

When all these blessings and curses I have set before you come on you and you take them to heart wherever the LORD your God disperses you among the nations, and when you and your children return to the LORD […]

Jerusalem Day

posted by jfletcher

Jerusalem is mentioned hundreds of times in the Bible. The first indirect reference is found in Genesis, when Abraham encounters Melchizedek, identified as the king of Salem. In Joshua 10, there is the first overt mention, as the fearless Israelite […]

Metric Schmetric

posted by jfletcher

Around the time Mr. Nixon was having some trouble in the White House, I was sitting happily in elementary school. One day, the teacher announced that we would be learning something new: the Metric System. Having grown up calculating, say, […]

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Kay Wilson—Choosing Life
Today marks the fourth anniversary of the horrific Palestinian terror attack on my friend, Kay Wilson, and her friend, Kristine Luken. Kay survived, somehow; Kristine, a Christian, did not. Their attackers targeted them because they were ...

posted 11:49:49am Dec. 18, 2014 | read full post »

Jesus Unmasked
Jesus Christ…the most famous figure in world history. According to the apostle John: “Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books ...

posted 11:21:27am Dec. 15, 2014 | read full post »

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