I’ve discovered that people love blog series. So I decided to do a series. What I wanted to do was to work very carefully through a very important recent work. This has given me an excellent reason to carefully read and critique my friend Crawford Gribben’s new book, Rapture Fiction and the Evangelical Crisis (Evangelical Press). While I have yet to actually meet Crawford, we have talked many times online and I find him to be a real kindred historian. His interests in millennialism is also a keen interest of my own. Therefore, I thought it would be useful to take a week to carefully go through each of his chapters.
Now, Crawford and I hold dearly to the fundamentals of the faith and the doctrines of grace but we do hold some differences on matters of eschatology. My hope is that I can fairly interact with Crawford’s arguments and represent him carefully, even while disagreeing with him.
Perhaps even Crawford himself would end up critiquing my critique of him! I have yet to tell him of my plan but will be doing so soon.
So, I hope that you will all look forward to our weekly interaction in the book Rapture Fiction and the Evangelical Crisis. I should be posting on the preface and chapter 1 by the end of this coming week.