False End-Times Prophecy Shifts Focus Off Gospel

I thought Hal Lindsey was dead, but I discovered he is quite alive when I ran into him on TV the other night. Not only is he very much alive, but also the end-times prophecy that forms the basis of his theological and political perspective on the world is also very...

Left Behind Or Led Astray?

Let’s define success. The Left Behind series, written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins has now sold over 60 million copies. There are 11 sequels to the original novel, and three prequels. The series has also spawned a children’s series with nearly 40...

‘Left Behind?: The Facts Behind the Fiction’

Many Bible-believing Christians worried “The DaVinci Code” would blur the line between fiction and what the Bible says about the life of Jesus. But a new book says millions of evangelicals are buying a marginal and fairly recent theology behind the...

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...

End-Times Views Aren’t Behind Environmental Policies

Are irrational and dangerous end-of-the-world views of conservative Christians—”the earth is going to be burned up anyway, so why care for it”—behind the environmental policies of our Republican-controlled federal government? Put aside for a moment any...