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").
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.
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.
A complete worship service outline by John S. Woods that highlights the present hope found in apocalyptic eschatology. Includes scriptures, songs, meditations, litanies, etc.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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....
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.
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!"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hard Red Spring
In this poem entitled "Hard Red Spring," Stephen Berg reflects on an inconvenient pregnancy, eschatology, condemnation and self-mercy.