About the Authors
Dee Dee Warren
Dee Dee has been involved in advocating for the orthodox preterist position and vehemently against hyperpreterism for about eight years. She is the owner of the two sister sites to this blog: The PreteristSite and The Preterist Podcast. The PreteristSite is home to thousands of pages of material for the study of orthodox preterism including a book-length commentary on Matthew 24 by Dee Dee entitled It’s Not the End of the World which is also the primary topic of her podcast at this time. In addition to these sites, Dee Dee is co-owner of TheologyWeb a highly active theology debate forum in which debate is allowed for all beliefs or lack thereof. Lastly, she has a slight preference for the Macintosh and all things Apple and thus is a staff writer for third-party reviews at World of Apple, hosts a slightly pro-Apple fan blog i drank the koolaid, and is a Administrator at MyAppleSpace.
You may follow Dee Dee on twitter (no hyperpreterists or nuts in general please) under her username of deedeewarren or email her at email@example.com.
Oh, and she loves her Mac, iPod, and iPhone.
Jonathan is a Reformed Christian and has been a preterist for about 12 years. Shortly after his conversion, he read “Global Peace and the Rise of the Anti-Christ” and “The Seduction of Christianity” by David Hunt, but then a friend gave David Chilton’s “Days of Vengeance”, which made more sense of the questions and issues he was looking into than did Mr. Hunt’s. Within this, he started reading and listening to the “Reconstructionists” and became Reformed in his soteriology. There was a period in his life where he wrestled with hyper-preterism, especially coming from David Hunt’s perspective on prophecy, but then he realized there is sound history behind a preterist interpretation of many of the Lord’s saying and he didn’t have to run from dispensationalism to dispensable eschatology.
Nick Phoenix (Not the real last name) is a Christian Apologist who has his own blog also at http://deeperwaters.wordpress.com. However, in addition to defending Mere Christianity, he is also an orthodox preterist. He is also a member on staff at TheologyWeb. Currently, he is a Seminary Student working on a Master’s in Philosophy to be followed by one in apologetics and then PH.D.’s of both. When he is not debating, writing, and reading, he is often enjoying a good video game or watching an episode of his favorite TV show Smallville.
Paul is a Christian with a Reformed point of view, who for years has dabbled in defending the Faith with Mormons, JW’s, Unitarians and Atheists. After seeing a friend fall into the heresy of Hyper-Preterism he began a search to understand the issues. After coming to realize the view impacted much more than just “eschatology” and witnessing first hand attempts at proselytizing unwitting Christians on a Christian forum he began an earnest effort to inform the reading public of not only the dangers of the view but the tactics being employed by those seeking to gain converts.When not actively engaged in defending the Faith, Paul enjoys a God blessed life with his family of four.
Mike Bull is a graphic designer who lives and works in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, Australia. He is married to Karen and has three kids. His blog is here. He believes that less engineers/mathematicians/accountants and more artists/musicians/architects should be theologians. The Bible, like the Bayeux Tapestry, tells a story, and he is sick of hearing closed-minded, cloistered nerds squabble about the mess of threads on the back while they miss the exhilarating typology on the front. Thus, his favourite theologians are James Jordan, Peter Leithart and Doug Wilson.
Chris was rescued from atheism by Jesus Christ in 2002 and, seeking to understand his newfound faith, developed an appreciation for theology. He was challenged early on by skeptics, Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons, and discovered the importance of apologetics. He is the author of the Theopologetics blog.
Chris was a rapture-ready Left Behind reader until Hank Hanegraaff authored The Last Disciple. Then he discovered The Last Days According to Jesus by R. C. Sproul. Chris was largely on the fence until he stumbled upon the Preterist Podcast in 2008, and has since been comfortable calling himself a preterist.
Chris has been put up with by his wonderful and amazing wife since 2000, and has three boys with whom he is well pleased. He is a software test engineer in the Puget Sound and prefers his Zune to the iPod, much to the incredulity of another author at this blog.
Although Sharon was raised a Christian, she did not seek to fully understand and study the Scriptures until a few years before her husband (an agnostic) passsed away in 1995. After his death, she delved into Bible study with more zeal and began attending a small Baptist church where her daughter Tiffany (11 at the time) was baptised.
While studying the Bible indepentently, she also began to watch a TV pastor, Arnold Murray, who aired a daily ‘verse-by-verse’ Bible study. After several years of following along with his studies, she began to disagree with some of his teachings and this led Sharon on a quest to learn more about Mr. Murray and his beliefs. Discovering he promoted British Israelism, she abandonded his view. Sharon then began to study different views, especially eschatological views, in an attempt to find a view she agreed with. Several years later, Sharon learned of the hyper-preterist view. She jumped in head-long, holding to that view until the fall of 2009 when, by the grace of God, she denounced hyper-preterism.
In her spare time Sharon likes to sew, read, study the Bible and spend time with her husband Gregg, her daughter Tiffany, her son-in-law Nate and their son, her precious grandson, Preston. She also has a deep-felt interest in refuting hyper-preterism, desiring that others aren’t drawn into this heresy as she was.
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