Is the World About to End? What Should I Do Now?, by Dr. Roger Barrier

The first half of 2011 was filled with earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, political upheavals, doomsday predictions, and more. A concerned emailer wasn't the only one wondering if the end times are here. Quoting from sources like Paul Benware and Jared Diamond, pastor Roger Barrier crafts a response that is all at once honest, comforting, biblical, and practical.

Key quote: "No society or culture lasts forever. All eventually collapse—the United States will not be the exception... My favorite scenario is for the Second Coming of Christ. I am ready for the Rapture!"

...and Five from the Archives
The following articles would have made the above list, except that they aren't from 2011. They were originally published on Crosswalk in a previous year, but were recycled this year to a new audience that in most cases cherished and appreciated them more than the original one!

13 Ways to Pursue More of Jesus, by Whitney Hopler
The Eight Habits of Spiritually Healthy People, by Dr. John Barnett
Sleeping Together and Christ's Global Cause, by Dr. Ray Pritchard
The Christian Bucket List: 50 Things Every Believer Should Do before Heaven, by Joe McKeever
What Every Christian Needs to Know about Passover, by Russ Jones

Publication date: December 20, 2011