Talk of the End Times is in the news again. April 15 saw the first of four lunar eclipses within 18 months, a phenomenon astronomers call a tetrad. Based on Scriptural references to “blood moons” and the fact that these eclipses coincide with Jewish festivals, some Christians believe this points to a “world-shaking event.”

Personally, I am not so sure. My reasoning is not based on previous failed predictions or even on close exegesis of the passages involved as much as it is on the idea of…  [more]