END OF THE WORLD
How dare I believe a particular date and time in my insignificant life could represent the Biblical end of the world! But, alas, I do think that. Indeed, I believe everyone has or will experience an EOTW event. A divorce. An addiction overwhelming you. A failure in a job. Your world ends . . . but not God’s love for you. Or, to paraphrase Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggeman’s words, God greets us where we yearn for the future . . . and where your world can begin again and again and again. I actually think God’s more committed to inviting us to the beginning of the world. So, in the end–the beginning!–put me down for a B-O-T-W rather than a E-O-T-W faith choice.