The Crystal Sea

Modern cosmology is obviously very different from ancient cosmology, as the ancients were not scientists. We know the earth is a spherical-shaped planet rotating in place while revolving around the sun. But for ancient-minded people, their conception of the earth was very different. In their minds, the earth was flat with a crystal snow-globe-like ceiling…

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…