TallSkinnyKiwi review of The Future of the People of God

Thu, 19/08/2010 - 16:44

I gave Andrew Jones a copy of The Future of the People of God at the Christian Associates Global Connect last week and he’s read and reviewed it already. It’s a very fair and perceptive evaluation – the remarks about the brevity of the final chapter are duly noted.

Andrew also notes that Hal Lindsay, author of The Late Great Planet Earth, was an early leader in Christian Associates, and comments: ‘Amazing to see how the next generation approaches eschatological texts from such a different stance and finds it easier to admit that they are not the center of the universe.’ That’s very true, but I think I should make it clear that Christian Associates is no more committed to my ‘eschatology’ than it is to Hal Lindsay’s – though I’m very grateful that they tolerate my presence.

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