The Challenge of ‘Left Behind’

One pastor’s story can offer some insights on the popularity of this fiction series. Jason Byassee writes in his article “Enraptured: What’s Behind ‘Left Behind’?” that he had never met anyone who believed in the rapture–not...

What’s Really Behind the ‘Left Behind’ Novels

A fellow browser in a bookstore a few months ago asked me about the “Left Behind” novels that have set record sales in religious and secular bookstores the past few years. I don’t know where the fellow was coming from, but he was evidently disturbed...

‘Dispensationalism’ Not Ending Anytime Soon

Once the lens of dispensational theology is ground and polished, then all of history is seen through that lens. Scripture is reorganized and read exclusively through a dispensational view of history. Such beliefs are directly related to dispensationalism, an...