Expanding Beyond the Event Horizon

Yes, it’s been some time since my last post (and the one before that).  But change is afoot.  Or should I say that this blog is evolving?

When it comes to Christianity, there is a definite connection between that which was, that which is, and that which is to come.  In other words, how we Christians view origins has a phenomenal impact on how we live in the present and how we view the future.

As my blog’s new title suggests, I’m incorporating my long-standing view of eschatology into the mix.  Of course, I expect to receive either (1) a standing ovation for bringing another contentious issue to the forefront of the discussion of what it means to be an Evangelical Christian, (2) a second cry of “heresy” to match the one typically associated with an acceptance of evolutionary theory, or (3) lengthy yawns by those who really don’t care to hear what I have to say on the issue.

In the case of option (1), I greatly appreciate your support in my effort to move beyond the “event horizon” of the creation-evolution debate into territory I’ve rarely seen treated in theological circles:  consistency in one’s protology (the study of origins and first things) and eschatology (the study of last things), especially when one’s protology consists of the aforementioned acceptance of what The Truth Project host Del Tackett labels “imago goo.”

In the case of option (2), I greatly appreciate your prayers in my pursuit of both truth and my own intellectual honesty.

In the case of option (3), I urge you to stick around.  At the very least, you’ll be entertained by a bunch of Christians arguing about whether Jesus is ever going to come back, and if so, when.  And if not, why.

Stay tuned.  There’s much more to come …

PS – Like any major move from one household to another, the transition from Blogger to WordPress software has had its hiccups.  Please be patient while I restore categories to each of my 100+ posts; add “about me” and “statement of belief” pages; and add various widgets, bells, and whistles.  I may, on occasion, reach out to my WordPress brothers for advice.  (For example, how the heck do I choose a particular font and right-hand justify my posts?)  Last, but not least, I want to personally thank my good friend Matthew Raymer for helping me make the transition to my own domain.  Couldn’t have asked for a better and more patient partner in the effort!

7 Comments

Filed under eschatology, protology

  • http://undeception.com/ Steve Douglas

    Allow me to be your first commenter!

    Hoping the best for this effort.

  • http://www.rethinkingao.com Mike Beidler

    It’s an honor, Steve, for you to be the “first” commenter on my “new” blog! Stay tuned for my next post, which will detail some thoughts on my recent experience on New Covenant Eyes Radio. It’s inspired a sort of recap of what I believe about Genesis 1.

  • http://profiles.google.com/paul.bruggink1 Paul Bruggink

    Put me down for Option 1 and bring it on.

    • http://www.rethinkingao.com Mike Beidler

      Will do, Paul! Just remember: Keep your arms and legs inside the ride at all times and secure all loose articles. ;-)

      • http://undeception.com/ Steve Douglas

        Perhaps you should have said, “and loosen all secure articles [of faith].” :-D

  • http://www.reachingoutministry.org Wanda Short

    I also look forward to reading your work Mike! I thoroughly enjoyed the NCE podcast yet have many unanswered questions from it! :-}

    I second Paul’s sentiment…bring it on! Blessings brother!

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