Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Gilbert & Sullivan and the Bible

If you like Gilbert & Sullivan and like the Bible and language, be sure to check out this great and fun piece of work! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x2SvqhfevE&feature=share

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

"Calvin's Corner" radio show

On the "Calvin's Corner" radio show, Michael Newnham goes through his top ten books of the year. My book, Biblical Eschatology, is his book #5. The discussion of this book begins about the 21 minute mark and lasts about two minutes. You might want to listen to this to get Michael's take on why he included it in his list, and you'll enjoy Michael's and host Phil Naessens' discussions of the other books on Michael's list and Phil's own top ten book list. Check it out here: http://michaelnewnham.com/?p=20099

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Biblical Eschatology referenced as "essential for every Christian"

Michael Newnham, the "Phoenix Preacher," today posted on his blog his "Bookcase Essentials for Every Christian," consisting of ten books. As to these books he says, "I believe that the Christian who reads these books will have an excellent foundation for understanding both our faith and the family history. From here, you will have enough information to explore as the Holy Spirit leads, no matter the faith tradition.They will also serve to inoculate the reader from all manner of foolishness that is taught in the church today." The fifth book he lists is my Biblical Eschatology.

"5. “Biblical Eschatology” by Jonathan Menn. This is the only “big” book on the list and it is massive. It is also the single best book on end times theology ever written. Take it a little at a time and then you will understand all the different theories about the Rapture and the Second Coming…it’s worth the effort."

For the full posting, please go here:  http://michaelnewnham.com/?p=20063

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

"Biblical Eschatology" on Tumblr

I recently went to www.tumblr.com and keyed in biblical eschatology in the search box. The following quotation from page 11 of my book, Biblical Eschatology, appeared in the top, middle column:

The profound effect of the NT on OT prophecy 
The full meaning of any particular passage or prophecy may not be clear unless the whole Bible and the stage of redemptive history are taken into consideration. Dennis Johnson makes this point clearly: “To read the Bible contextually as the Word of God must include the completed canon as the ultimate context of any particular passage.” The NT profoundly affects OT prophecy. In fact, one may say that the NT transforms OT prophecy and is the best interpreter of OT prophecy. Prophecy is an important area in which “the New [Testament] is in the Old [Testament] concealed, and the Old is in the New revealed.”

With Christmas coming, a copy of the hard copy or Kindle edition would make a great gift for the person you really care about! Enjoy!!

Friday, December 5, 2014

ECLEA listing

I am happy to say that ECLEA is listed on the Converge Great Lakes, Short Term Ministries Initiative's "Opportunities" web page: http://www.convergegreatlakes.org/reach-nations/opportunites/converge-great-lakes.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sermon series on Revelation

Community Church's pastor, Wade Hetrick, has just started a sabbatical that will last until the end of January. Beginning last Sunday, November 30, and continuing each Sunday thereafter through January 18, I will be preaching at Community Church3701 N. Gillett St., Appleton. Each of the 8 sermons will be from the book of Revelation.

I have chosen Revelation because many churches ignore the book and some others abuse it. Over the last year or two, I have preached six sermons from various passages in Revelation. The eight I will be doing will fill in most of the gaps. The schedule is as follows: 
Nov 30--Rev 1:1-8--"God is at the center"
Dec 7--Rev 1:9-20--"The real Jesus"
Dec 14--Rev 2:1-3:22--"Jesus' promises to overcomers"
Dec 21--Rev 5:1-14--"Worthy is the Lamb" (which, serendipitously, ties right in with Christmas)
Dec 28--Rev 7:1-17--"God cherishes His people"
Jan 4--Rev 13:11-14:20--"The Church, the World, and the Judgment"
Jan 11--Rev 20:1-6--"Behind the scenes"
Jan 18--Rev 20:7-15--"The final judgment"

The services start at 9:00AM and end about 10:15AM, followed by snacks and then an optional small group discussion time (based on the sermon) that lasts until 11:00AM. I have found the small group discussion time to be a very worthwhile time of fellowship and insight.

After a day or so, the sermon (both audio and written) will be posted on the "sermons" page of  ECLEA's website (http://www.eclea.net/sermons.html). Last Sunday's sermon has already been posted.

I think you will find these sermons interesting, informative, and, at minimum, thought-provoking. Enjoy.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

ECLEA 2014 Year-End Report

To see ECLEA's 2014 year-end report, together with a photo of the main ECLEA East African leaders, please go to the "News" page of the ECLEA website: http://www.eclea.net/news.html. Enjoy!