Is the Rapture Real?

I suppose we shouldn’t even call this post a “Revelation misconception” since there isn’t really anything in Revelation about people being taken to Heaven while everyone else gets “left behind.” In fact, there’s very little in the Bible that speaks to this view and the idea doesn’t really match the Biblical narrative. Christians have always…

New Book: God’s Grand Framework

I just released a new book today The Bible has a huge overarching story that sometimes even long time Christians miss. In this short book, I try to connect all the elements together to help people answer some of the big questions of the faith and to understand the bigger vision as to why we’re…

Spiritual Geography

Tonight at Nerd Church I explained the difference between Sheol, Earth, Heaven, Hell, Tartarus, and the Abyss. Listen to this episode on the 1208GREENWOOD webpage or by subscribing to the 1208PODCAST on iTunes, Spotify, or Google Play.  Go deeper with these links: Preston Sprinkle’s The Annihilation View of Hell Pt 1 Preston Sprinkle’s The Annihilation View of Hell Pt…

Familiar and Foreign

There is a narrative theologians know well that pastors often fear to address—a piece of the story that seems just a smidge too far to be preachable to an enlightened world. Moving from Earth to Heaven may sound odd, but it has enough logic to it that it might be heard: “We go from matter…

The Already But Not Yet

While the Bible writers often assumed that the last days would be shorter, they still believed that they were living in the last days (He 1:2). The Kingdom of Heaven and its king, Jesus, were inaugurated on the cross—and now we wait for His return to bring the Kingdom into its fullness. It is here,…