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.
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.
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").
History of Hymns: “Advent Hymn”
This offers background and commentary on the simple Advent Hymn by Jane Manton Marshall (b. 1924) entitled, “Advent Hymn.”
Sermon Brainwave 229
This podcast on the Lectionary texts of Resurrection Sunday (John 20:1-18; Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11) explores how themes of eschatology and witness are present across two different resurrection stories.
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.
A complete worship service outline by John S. Woods that highlights the present hope found in apocalyptic eschatology. Includes scriptures, songs, meditations, litanies, etc.
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....
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.
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!"
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.
History of Hymns: “Amazing Grace” (Part 2)
C. Michael Hawn offers background and commentary on the 1779 iconic and universally sung hymn by John Newton (1725-1807): "Amazing Grace." Part 2 of 2 focuses on stanzas 2-6 of the beloved hymn.
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.
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.
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.
Luther and the Eschatological Boundaries of Worship
We can think of our current existence as a kind of “simul eschatology,” where the passing Old World is overlapping with the arrival of the New World. What are the implications for worship?
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.
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.
Hard Red Spring
In this poem entitled "Hard Red Spring," Stephen Berg reflects on an inconvenient pregnancy, eschatology, condemnation and self-mercy.