The Bar-Cocheba Incident

Preterists generally don’t like hearing anything about Simon Bar Cocheba, the Jewish revolter who took back the city of the Jerusalem circa 132 A.D. before being finally crushed by the Romans. In fact, if you read any Preteristic literature, you will scarcely find a passage concerning him. Back in the days of Todd Dennis’s Preterist…

Futurism Vindicated: Why Preterism Never Sold

It is doubtless a ‘true saying’ that Preterism has always been hard to sell to evangelicals. Certainly, its popularity is more sporadic than ongoing. Every few years or so it seems to make a comeback, in some form or another, until it eventually peters out. Preterism’s heyday was the George W. Bush era, when internet…

In Search Of The Real

  A few months ago, I did myself one of the biggest favors of my life, by retiring from the stormy and wind-tossed world of “apologetics.” I had long gotten sick and tired of all the bickering and strife indulged in by apologists, and had marked James 3: 13-18 as a text worthy of deeper study.  But I had…