Podcast: Rapturemania and the Underground Church w/ Fr. John Peck

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The rapture: why are people excited about it and what’s it all about?  Why is the Church facing hard times and how can/should it respond?  Fr. John Peck and I talk about these things, an alternative approach to catechizing and doing missions, and the best Nicolas Cage movies on THIS exiting episode – enjoy the show!

Here is the book Fr. John wrote with Fr. Barnabas about the Rapture:

Rejecting Rapturemania: Making Sense of the Second Coming

by Fr. John A. Peck & Fr. Barnabas Powell



In anticipation of the major Hollywood movie “Left Behind” which will hit theaters Oct. 5th, Preachers Institute is offering a booklet to help Orthodox Christians (and any others) understand what the Rapture is, where it came from, and what the Church teaches, and has always taught, about it.

Rejecting Rapturemania: Making Sense of the Second Coming will be available to you starting tomorrow, and then again on October 1st.

What does it contain?

  • Here are some of what you will find in this short booklet.
  • What is the Rapture? Is it in the Bible?
  • Who invented it? When was in invented?
  • What does Jesus say about taking his believers out of the world?
  • Who does the Bible say will be persecuted?
  • What do the Fathers say about the Rapture?
  • What does the Church specifically teach about it?
  • Is there a Second Coming of Christ?
  • Is there a Third Coming of Christ?

And study questions with Biblical references at the end!

You won’t find this anywhere else.

You can get this short booklet about Rapturemania here at Preachers Institute. The ebook will begin to go on sale Wed. September 23rd, in anticipation of the “Left Behind” movie.

It will help you better understand Rapturemania, and not get caught up taking theological ideas from the entertainment industry.


Here is some more on The Underground Church.