I found this quote from an article John Piper wrote dealing with eschatology:
The longer you meditate on the writings of the apostle Paul, the more clearly you see that genuine, deep spiritual experience depends on genuine, deep biblical knowledge. I mean things like faith and love and peace and joy—these precious subjective experiences of the heart—depend on the mind’s apprehension of objective biblical truth. From a biblical standpoint, studying and thinking and knowing are never ends in themselves; they always stand in the service of feeling and willing and doing. The mind is the servant of the heart. Knowledge exists for the sake of love. And all theology worth its salt produces doxology. (Emphasis mine)
I think we need to especially keep this in mind when discussing the end times. Most of us–myself included–get really focused on getting our doctrine locked down air-tight so that we can win arguments, and we forget that the whole point is love. If we leave that out, we’re just a clanging symbol.