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Book Review: “The Way Back: How Christians Blew Our Credibility and How We Get It Back” by Phil Cooke and Jonathan Bock

I recently heard the authors on the radio discussing the Church and Christianity in America.  After hearing the show, I purchased “The Way Back: How Christians Blew Our Credibility and How We Get It Back”.  Certainly, this issue is one … Continue reading

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Day 354 – The Beatific Vision

Today’s reading: Revelation 22 Today we reach the final chapter of the bible.  In this final chapter, we see two important apologetic points. First, we see the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in a manner that sheds like on the … Continue reading

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Day 353 – The New Jerusalem

Today’s reading: Revelation 21 Today we see a glimpse of what existence will be like after the second coming.  The world, indeed the entire universe, “heaven”, will be transformed and made “new”.  This new heaven and earth will be a … Continue reading

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Day 352 – The Thousand Year Reign

Today’s reading: Revelation 20 Today we read about the effect of Jesus’ triumph over the world. Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain. And … Continue reading

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Day 351 – Glory in Heaven

Today’s reading: Revelation 19 In today’s reading, we see what happens in heaven after the beasts, the whore and Babylon have been vanquished.  There is much singing and rejoicing.  Then we read this: Then I heard what seemed to be … Continue reading

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Day 350 – The Fall of Babylon

Today’s reading: Revelation 18 Today’s reading is much more straightforward than many of the others in the book of Revelation.  Having previously established that Babylon is code for Rome, we see the fall of the great pagan city vividly described.  … Continue reading

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Day 349 – The Whore of Babylon

Today’s reading: Revelation 17 Today we see the “Whore of Babylon”.  Oceans of ink have spilled on trying to define who she is and what or who she represents.  Of course, the primary point of contention is that some Protestants … Continue reading

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Day 348 – The Great City Destroyed

Today’s reading: Revelation 16 Today’s reading we see the seven last plagues unleashed.  Specifically, the wrath of God falls on one city: The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell, and God remembered … Continue reading

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Day 347 – Seven Last Plagues

Today’s reading: Revelation 15 In today’s reading, we see seven more plagues being prepared to be unleashed.  Some details are key: Then I saw another portent in heaven, great and wonderful, seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, … Continue reading

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Day 346 – The Harvest of the Earth

Today’s reading: Revelation 14 Today’s reading shows forth imagery from which we can make important inferences.  First, it this passage, we see that the torment of the damned in hell will be eternal: And another angel, a third, followed them, … Continue reading

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