Is it the End of the World?

In the latest issue of Relevant magazine, Jesse Carey interviews the writer Chuck Klosterman. In the interview, the pop culture author seems pretty sure that he has a handle on truth, at least in the way individuals view their truth. At one point, he makes an interesting statement regarding faith: “The central component of faith…

Then he led me back to the bank of the river. When I arrived there, I saw a great number of trees on each side of the river. He said to me, “This water flows toward the eastern region and goes down into the Arabah, where it enters the Dead Sea. When it empties into…

The Southern Baptists passed a resolution in support of Israel last week, during their annual convention. The resolution also condemned the BDS (Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions) movement, aimed at hurting the Jewish state economically. I’ve written a lot the last five years about the encroachment of the so-called Palestinian Narrative into American churches. No denomination/association has been unaffected…

The Southern Baptist Convention recently concluded its annual convention, electing a new president, Steve Gaines (of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis); he replaces Ronnie Floyd of Cross Church in Rogers, Arkansas. Besides a resolve to denounce the Confederate flag, the convention made some news on the heels of the recent story involving a planned mosque…

Especially in light of the barbaric murders of Israeli Jews in Tel Aviv yesterday—by Palestinians—it was appropriate that my daily Bible reading landed on Ezekiel 36. In this lead-up to the great Israeli “Declaration of Independence” that follows in Ezekiel 37 (the famous “Dry Bones” prophecy), we find several critical pieces of information that explain…

Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali in 1964. The man who broke down barriers during the volatile Civil Rights movement was a “conscientious objector” to service in the Vietnam War, and his Muslim faith was an oddity to a country that didn’t know much about it. We still don’t. I will be in the minority this…

For the sake of Jacob my servant, of Israel my chosen, I summon you by name and bestow on you a title of honor, though you do not acknowledge me. (Isaiah 45:4) One of the most confounding chapters in all the Bible for critics (including those who have slithered into the church) is found in…

I read recently a few paragraphs from Hal Lindsey’s landmark 1970 book, The Late Great Planet Earth. In the years since its publication, Lindsey has had his critics. Hindsight has given many a license to pick the book apart. Yet, I believe Lindsey was largely correct in many of his assessments, namely that we are…

Who has ever heard of such things? Who has ever seen things like this? Can a country be born in a day or a nation be brought forth in a moment? Yet no sooner is Zion in labor than she gives birth to her children. (Isaiah 66:8) Now that Israel’s Independence Day, her 68th anniversary…

This evening marks the beginning of Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this solemn day, I pause to reflect on two things: the Jews and their enemies. I know more than a few Jews wept on May 14, 1948, when the state of Israel was born. For the first time in 2,000 years, the Jews could defend…

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Jim Fletcher

Blogger and researcher Jim Fletcher has worked in the book publishing industry for 15 years, and is now director of the apologetics group Prophecy Matters. His new book, "Truth Wins," provides important analysis of Rob Bell and his Emergent friends.

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