Below you’ll find the audio for the second part of my presentation – “It’s the End of the World as We Know It”: Paul, the Kingdom and Living between the Times – from the Kingdom Come conference held at Bayview Glen Alliance Church this past weekend. Having discussed the riddle of the apparent absence of the kingdom in Paul’s writings in the first part of the talk, in this section of the presentation I begin to consider the eschatological outlook at the heart of Paul’s theology. I argue that Paul inherits many basic eschatological assumptions from his Jewish ancestors in the faith, but differs from Judaism in insisting that certain eschatological events have already occurred. The fount from which Paul’s eschatological imagination flows is nothing other than his encounter with the risen Messiah Jesus.
Part 2 – The Eschatological Outlook of Paul: Messianic Time