-or- What ever happened to the good ol’ last days? -or- Where have all the millennialists gone?
When Pres. Bush was re-elected in 2004, he talked about having gained â€œpolitical capital.â€? He chose to â€œspendâ€? it on Social Security reform, which didnâ€™t work out so well for him. I want to offer a few thoughts about us gaining and using â€œspiritual capital.â€?
As a missionary, I was constantly admonished to ensure that our potential converts were spiritually, and not just socially converted.
My wife and I were in Jerusalem for a week in March. Below are some thoughts on the city, its religious heritage, and the current conflict.
Twelve years ago my family piled in a rented RV and drove cross-country to attend a wedding reception for my older brother and his wife in Minnesota. On the way we stopped at the church history sites in Missouri, including Independence, Liberty Jail, and Far West.
Off the top of my head, I think that in the Church we generally mean one of three things when we use the word “apostasy”:
Ben tells me that a few words of personal introduction are in order, both to introduce myself (since up to this point Iâ€™ve been a stranger to the blogosphere) and hopefully to contextualize some of what Iâ€™ll write over the next couple of weeks.