My Time at Konsplosion – Fort Smith, Arkansas
Happenings / September 26, 2016

  I primarily went to take my son and three other awesome kids (Wards). Since, I am the dedicated adult nerd (geek) of the family, I had no problems with it. There were 2-3 panels I was interested in. Thus my agenda was to sit in and splatter questions to the presenters for the panels, while allowing the kids to enjoy the Konsplosion. Two of the three panels are note-worthy.   11:45 AM – 12:30 PM How to Write a Novel in 90 Days Panel 2 I was expecting the speaker to simply say, “Yes it can be done, but it wont be great.” However, author EM Ervin was there as well. Now, for some reason, I could had sworn I came across her before. I inquired with my daughter (who use to be a PA for author Quinn Loftis), but she didn’t recognize here. Regardless, she provided some gems, she has learned being a self-published author. What I found really cool, was the fact, I can relate with her. She works full time in a white collar environment and she doesn’t view the book scene as competition rather let’s build each other up. That, I can definitely get behind….

UNSEEN REALM SEMINAR
Michael S Heiser / September 26, 2016

UNSEEN REALM SEMINAR Part 1 UNSEEN REALM SEMINAR Part 2 UNSEEN REALM SEMINAR Part 3 UNSEEN REALM SEMINAR Part 4 UNSEEN REALM SEMINAR Q/A

Searching for the Rapture in Olivet Discourse
Research / September 21, 2016

Having a brief conversation with the family, the discussion of the Rapture was brought up. (yeah by me) I was curious if the family believed in the pre/mid/post rapture. Adamantly, they all called for the pre-tribulation rapture stance. I was simply commenting, I first thought that, but no longer. Well, most know some discussions become passionate. Taking their advice to ‘read’ my bible, I thought it would be good to write out my findings and why I have come to believe in a post tribulation rapture. It should be noted, nowhere does the bible state ‘rapture’. The English word “rapture” is derived from the Latin verb “Rapere” meaning “to carry off,” or “to catch up.” The idea of the rapture became popular in the 19th century through the teachings on premillennialism and dipensationalism by John Nelson Darby, an Irish evangelist. This idea continued to grow through the Jesus Movement in the 60’s and 70’s. Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins based the book series, “Left Behind” off the premise of a pre-tribulation rapture. This, I believe, is why so many currently believes in a pre-tribulation rapture to occur. Before I continue,  I need to provide some definitions to provide a construct for my findings….