May 17th, 2003

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What's Greg Reading?

Armageddon Well, I'm still reading Why Flip A Coin?: The Art And Science Of Good Decisions, but a coworker lent me the newest book in the Left Behind series: Armageddon: The Cosmic Battle of the Ages. I knew it would be a quick read, so I went ahead and read it. As with most of the books in the series, I devoured it. I started it last night and finished it this afternoon. Once again, I give it a thumbs-up. All in all, I think the series is turning much more pulp-like, but it's still an entertaining read.

And the theology in the series? I don't have a problem with it. The premise of the entire series relies on the theory of premillennial dispensationalism, which some folks have legitimate arguments with. Is premillennial dispensationalism the correct interpretation of biblical prophecy? Maybe, maybe not. It's certainly the most exciting interpretation -- full of action and adventure. I believe there is sound biblical support for it, but there's also sound biblical support for opposing theories. So, with that in mind, if you can accept the premise that premillennial dispensationalism puts forward, the Left Behind series is a fun way to look at how those events might play out.

Well, with that diversion, I'm going to return back to my statistics reading.

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