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by Brian Weed - 4 years ago

Drifting from Dispensationalism: Addressing the Factors

So far in this series I’ve attempted to summarize and describe the current eschatological mood among younger evangelicals in general, and within the fellowship of Calvary Chapel in particular. In the previous post I noted ...

by Brian Weed - 4 years ago

3 Reasons Dispensationalism has Lost Appeal for Young Leaders

In my last post I noted the beginning of a shift in the way younger evangelicals, and specifically those connected with Calvary Chapel, viewed eschatological issues. Today, let’s look at three important factors which seem to be...

by Brian Weed - 4 years ago

Apathy & Prophecy: The Growing Indifference of Millennials Toward dispensationalism

I grew up in Calvary Chapels. From my infant days in Calvary Anaheim to my formative years (and ever since) at Calvary Philly, I know the experience of growing up around the influences of the Jesus Movement. One of the marks of the faith of my parents’ generation was their outlook on the return of Christ—it was happening. And soon. Before I had a theological position on much of anything else, I had an eschatology,...

by Brian Weed - 5 years ago

Relevance, Methods, and the Gospel

When I am forced to think about the idea of relevance, I always find my mind drawn back to one pivotal passage in Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. Paul has a bunch of problems to address with this church, but first, he takes time in his letter to remind them of an important foundational fact. He wants them to remember the way he brought the message of Christ to their city, and the way he carried on his mini...

by Brian Weed - 5 years ago

Finite sins and eternal punishment

"Do you think finite sins deserve eternal punishment? How can that be fair?" It's a common question we may hear when we're seeking to understand or discuss the nature of God's wrath as it's described in the Bible. And on the surface, it presents a difficult problem. After all, if you commit sin for a period of, say, eighty years, does it seem fair to be sentenced to an eternity of punishment? When stated th...