Continually Sharpening

A theological blog by Janelle Zeeb

Articles About Eschatology

Advent and Politics

Advent is the season of the church calendar leading up to Christmas. During this time, we remember when the Son of God became a human man named Jesus, about 2000 years ago, by being born from the virgin Mary, in order to eternally save all those who would put their …


Climate Change and the End Times

With the rise of Greta Thunberg as a public figure it seems that many more people are paying attention to news about climate change. However, Christians should not look only to the news media or to scientists to inform our thinking on this issue. Instead, we should consider how climate …


Defending God's Justice Regarding Death

One of the frequent objections that atheists or opponents of Christianity frequently raise is about all those times in the Old Testament when God kills people, or tells the Israelites to kill certain people.

These critics claim that a God of love would never act like this, that it is …


Why Christians Need to Talk More About Heaven

Have you ever heard that saying "Don't be so heavenly-minded that you're of no earthly good"?

I hate this phrase, for two main reasons:

  1. It insults Christians who do have a strong focus on heaven.
  2. It implies that thinking about heaven and doing good works are mutually exclusive.

So in …


The Christian Hope of Resurrection

This past Sunday was Easter Sunday, where Christians celebrate Jesus' resurrection, when He came back to life after being killed by crucifixion.

But unfortunately, it seems that our understanding of Jesus' resurrection is frequently disconnected from other Christian doctrines, and especially, from what Christians believe about heaven.

A common description …