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Eschatology: Our hope for a new heaven and new earth In this reflection on eschatology, Joan Huyser-Honig contrasts a small-gospel perspective (individual salvation and commitment to Christ) and a big-gospel perspective (God's restoring not just individuals but "all creation, including nature, culture, and relationships"). Resource type: Article Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Joan Huyser-Honig Eschatology and Eucharistic Adoration Christopher Malloy argues that Eucharistic adoration and a theologically articulate eschatology can join together in a most fruitful union. Christian hope aims at this multi-dimensional communion with God, with humanity, and the earth. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Christopher J. Malloy An Eschatology that Integrates Ecological Concerns and Economic Flourishing Highlighting themes of justice and peacemaking, this article argues that a biblical eschatology calls us to both a reimagined vision for management and prosperity in our current world and a vision for a fully redeemed future. Resource type: Article Source: Missio Alliance Author: Charles Self Apocalyptic Eschatology A complete worship service outline by John S. Woods that highlights the present hope found in apocalyptic eschatology. Includes scriptures, songs, meditations, litanies, etc. Resource type: Service Outline Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: John S. Woods Questions About Moody’s Theology This considers the theology of the 19th century evangelist, D.L. Moody, focusing on his understanding of grace, his eschatology, and his relation to theological liberalism. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Stanley N. Gundry Contested Letters and Contested Eschatology Ephesians 2:1-10 is from one of the so-called "contested letters" of Paul. It also represents a turn from the imminent eschaton found in some letters, and the on-going eschaton listed here. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Daniel G. Deffenbaugh Ecclesiology Grounded in Eschatology Hebrews 10:11-14, [15-18], 19-25 culminates in an argument concerning how church ought to run. It should effect the heart, not the posture, of the person participating. Rote actions are religious, not faithful. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Amy L.B. Peeler Work in the New Creation An article from the Theology of Work project that encourages teachers to connect systematic theology and eschatology to the reality and destiny of work. Includes questions for reflection and discussion and links to additional resources. Resource type: Article Source: Theology of Work Project Just Wait In this article, Andrew Root reflects on advent, eschatology, and youth, suggesting that youth ministry isn’t about helping young people create a successful future, but about standing with them, waiting for the fullness of God’s action. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Andrew Root Theistic Evolution: Kenosis, Eschatology, Original Sin, and Adam and Eve Following an exploration of the eschatological implications of "divine kenosis," this article by Ted Davis discusses how theistic evolution impacts whether we believe in the existence of both original sin and a historical Adam and Eve.... Resource type: Article Source: Biologos Author: Ted Davis What Matters Now and Then This commentary on Matthew 13 compares the parallel structure and meaning of the parable of the tares and the parable of the sower. It reveals and clarifies the importance of Judgement Day and eschatology with accountability.... Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Dale Allison Creation Out of Nothing In order to comprehend the biblical and theological origins of creation from nothing, it is important to underscore the deep connection between creation, redemption, the resurrection of Jesus, and eschatology. Resource type: Article Source: Biologos Author: Ted Davis God comes to us This commentary on Revelation 21:1-6 opposes escapist eschatology: "It’s not about us being pulled away from this earth, it’s about God drawing close to this earth!" Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: A Plain Account Author: APA Admin Awaiting the Return of the Prince of Peace Providing a reflection on Advent, this article by Michael Pasquerello discusses how the liturgical season unites eschatology and ecclesiology. We continue to hope in God's story of peace on earth as we anticipate Christ's return. Resource type: Article Source: The Christian Century Author: Michael Pasquerello 5 Tips for Preaching and Teaching on the End Times This article affirms that Christian eschatology is built around the return of Jesus Christ, a new heaven, and a new earth, and goes on to offer five tips for preaching the end times. Resource type: Article Source: Ministry Matters Author: Shane Raynor Bringing The End to The Present Mark Sargent reflects on the eschatology of Advent, which is of no use if it becomes just another way to engage in useless theological speculation about tomorrow. Instead it is a mandate for our present action. Resource type: Article Source: Day1 Author: Mark Sargent Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Amy L. B. Peeler’s commentary on 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 notes Paul’s use of eschatology to comfort his reader, to encourage them to keep living how they are, and to give them security in their salvation. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Amy L.B. Peeler Beyond Egalitarianism and Complementarianism: The Kingdom Call for Women in Ministry David Fitch explores the New Testament view of women and men in leadership in light of the Kingdom, the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Church, and the already/but not yet eschatology of Scripture. Resource type: Article Source: Missio Alliance Author: David Fitch Thinking About the End Times as a Telescope, Part 1 Envisioning Christian eschatology as a telescope, this devotional on Ephesians 2:4-6 explores how our future resurrection is described in certain Biblical passages as an event of the past or present. Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling Hard Red Spring In this poem entitled "Hard Red Spring," Stephen Berg reflects on an inconvenient pregnancy, eschatology, condemnation and self-mercy. Resource type: Poetry Source: Perspectives Journal Author: Stephen T. Berg
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