O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
I came across this interview with Dr. Peter Enns. The entire interview is fascinating, and I think he was spot on with the problems that mainstream evangelical (and I would include Reformed) crowds are perpetuating by purposely ignoring tough questions.
I would highly recommend it.
At about the 1 hour mark a question comes in from the audience. Essentially the question was "if the beginning was not about material creation why does the end have to be?"
It was awesome. Needless to say it was like Dr. Enns finally looked up and saw the train coming right at him. He tried to play it off but anyone in the audience would have had a very fertile seed planted.
This is another reason why the full-preterist world would do well to interact with this crowd. Futurist that are hog tied to YEC (American Vision comes to mind) will never get their heads out of the sand. However, people who follow Dr. Enns are more able to think critically and are more willing to seek answers to tough questions. IMO, they are already half way down the road.
Oh BTW, Even Pete admitted in his response to the question that the NT writers expected everything to happen soon!
All around, this interview is well worth the listen.