Planet Preterist is running this interview of Brian McClaren, who is rapidly becoming one of my favorite authors, on the subject of the whole “end times” debate. I especially love Brian’s concluding thoughts:
That would probably be my advice to those seeking “a new kind of Preterism.” Don’t get stuck in small arguments about details, as important as arguments and details may be; step back and catch the big picture of the whole Biblical story – and try to convey the beauty that you see. The good news is truly good, and our world truly needs it!
There is a beautiful story being told in scripture about where God is taking mankind and, ultimately, all of creation. Like Brian, I am more interested in finding ways to get people “into” that story than I am in proving that a particular “end times” view is correct or not.