Chapter Twelve: What Second Coming? and
Chapter Thirteen: Love: The New Religion
Which passages or paragraphs interested or inspired you most from this chapter?
What do you believe about the Second Coming of Christ?
Which common conceptions of the End Times come from scripture and which come from popular, secular fiction? What novels have shaped your conceptions of the events related to the Second Coming of Christ?
What does Pearson say is the difference between Divine Mystery and ignorance? (p. 240) How do many evangelical fundamentalists respond to what they see as a Divine Mystery? What does he fear will be the result of such ignorance? What does he now think the response to personal ignorance should be? What caused the transformation in his thought?
What does Pearson say the “Second Coming” really is? (p. 242)
So – What do we have to look forward to? (p. 251)
What examples does Pearson use that explains how a particular theological view can affect one’s worldview? (p. 244) How do you relate to those examples?