Test everything; hold fast to what is good.
December 20, 2011 7:01 AM Subscribe
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Fred Clark posts at a blog called "Slacktivist
", so he is often referred to by that name. But this left-wing Christian is far from a slacker. His blog is a powerful voice against the usual conservative Christian presence in America, and the best distillation of his strength is his series of posts analyzing the Left Behind
novels of Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. Fred savages these books for their "bad writing and bad theology" but it's not the usual Internet snark; Fred has a larger mission here than just pointing and laughing. He just finished dissecting book two, Tribulation Force
, so it's a great time to jump on if you already haven't. (He has promised that after a holiday break, he's going to do the Tribulation Force
movie, and then on to book three.)This index
will help you out, though it's currently incomplete.
Left Behind begins at part 1 and goes through part 196.
Left Behind: The Movie goes from part 197 to part 208.
Part 209 is an aside on another bit of rapture literature.
Tribulation Force begins at part 210 and just wrapped up yesterday.
It seems like a lot, but it's not only insightful, funny, educational, and enlightening, it's essential reading for getting into the minds of many conservative evangelical Christians.