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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 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 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 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 Eschatology and Faith This podcast for Advent sermon planning looks at Luke 21:25-36 and 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13, focusing on the role of Christian eschatology in the real-life of Christian faith. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Working Preacher | Author: Rolf Jacobson Apocalyptic Eschatology - Worship Service Outline A worship service with the theme of hope present in apocalyptic eschatology. Resource type: Service Outline | Source: The Christian Reflection Project | Author: John S. Woods 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 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 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 Three Ways to Respond to Those Who Offend Us This article suggests three ways for responding to hate that follow the example of Jesus and John the Baptist: Being rooted in tradition, remembering and engaging with the audience, and moving towards one's own repentance. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Chris Morton 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 Economic Flourishing and Kingdom Impact A blog posts describing economic trends in the present and future church: "the full integration of the Mission of God with economic flourishing." It also reflects on the theology behind this movement of the Spirit. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Charles Self Wendell Berry to the Rescue: Reading Poetry in an Age of Angry Rhetoric Derek Vreeland shares benefits of reading poetry especially when the society becomes prone to a volatile and angry public discourse. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Derek Vreeland 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 Just wait Reflecting on Advent, eschatology and young people, Andrew Root writes 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 Five Signs of Prophetic Hope in the Church Today We often lament the decline of the Church in the West. Could God be quietly at work for its renewal and revival? In this article, Karina Kreminski shares five reasons to have hope. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Karina Kreminski 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 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 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
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