Russell Moore’s reflections on the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is a must-read. He writes:
“I always feared seeing my hometown turn into Armageddon, and five years ago, sure enough, that’s just what happened. As a small child, I would sit in the pews of my church and imagine, as our pastor flipped through one apocalyptic scenario after another in his prophecy charts, what our townâ€”Biloxi, Mississippi, on the coast of the Gulf of Mexicoâ€”would look like after the seals of the Book of Revelation had been opened, after all hell broke loose on the world as we knew itâ€¦
“I outgrew the dispensationalism (while holding onto the gospel underneath it all), but I still lived to see my hometown face an apocalypse. And rather than watching it all helplessly from a cloud in heaven, I had to watch it all, even more helplessly, on CNN.”
Read the rest here.