Why Greek Matters: A Brief Illustration

| January 25, 2014

I came across this post today on Bill Mounce’s blog. I sent it to my MEMRA Greek students. Bill is the author of a leading Greek Grammar and a friend. It’s a post illustrating interpretive options for the simple conjunction kai. Hope you all read it. If you do, realize that the same interpretive issue […]

Rapture or Not? Splitting vs. Joining Slide Video

| August 31, 2011

Finally got around to making a short (35 min) video of my slides that I used in Week 2 of my prophecy series at church. The topic is noted in the title to the post.† Since the audio of that session did not record, the video for it was not uploaded.† This is a “summary […]

Seventy Weeks of Daniel (aka, The Pit of Despair)

| August 30, 2011

Remember the albino from The Princess Bride? The guy who was in charge of the pit of despair? That’s who I feel like when asked to talk about the seventy weeks of Daniel. It is a quagmire of ambiguity and obtuseness. And yet so many people hang so much on one particular interpretation of it. […]

Why an Obsession with Eschatology is a Waste of Time, Part 13

| July 24, 2010

I want to start this post with something I’d do in class during my teaching days at Christian colleges that I think will make this post — which is about the question of whether there is such a thing as a rapture or not — more comprehensible. When I taught through New Testament Survey or […]

Why An Obsession with Eschatology is a Waste of Time, Part 7

| June 27, 2010

The question to address in this post is much simpler than others:†Is there any biblical proof that the 70th week of Daniel = the tribulation period? This equation is critical to the pre-trib, premill view of the rapture. That is, without this equation, that view is very damaged. Sure, there are plenty of biblical references […]