The Rev. Casey dunsworth

serves as Associate Campus Pastor to the Belfry, the Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Ministry to UC Davis

and as Program Director for LEVN, the Lutheran Episcopal Volunteer Network.

Three hours until the rapture!

Living in the Bay Area has been such a delight this spring, as Oakland is the home of FamilyRadio and its fearless leader Harold Camping. The billboards first went up in January, I think, letting us know that the end of the world would be on May 21, 2011 -- The Bible Guarantees it! There's even one electronic billboard on the 580 that has been counting down the number of days until the rapture. So thrilling!

As seminarians, we've been having a super fun time making jokes about the rapture as often as possible -- today was PLTS' commencement, so we whined about having to finish finals in the face of the end of days. The preacher at both commencement and baccalaureate last night was sure to include a rapture reference.

I'm just so glad that God is so American that judgment begins at 6pm PDT -- that's the time zone Harold Camping lives in, but the destruction will actually begin in Asia. Doesn't that mean, then, that May 22, 2011 is the actual end of the world? I'm no good with Biblical numerological prophecy, so it's hard to say. :)

Anyway, I just couldn't go the day without posting something regarding the fate of humanity. No word on whether I'll be taken up in the rapture or left behind -- either way would be okay by me. Happy Rapture!

Reminder:

Reading, really.