A 3 Minute Intro to the Context of Revelation

This first video is about the gods of the Roman Empire and their influence on the book of Revelation: This second video, is about some important “big ideas” to keep in mind when reading the text of Revelation: [Read more…]

10 Podcasts on the Book of Revelation and Empire

Revelation is a book of hope.

Revelation is a book of sacrifice.

Revelation is a book of gardens and cities.

Revelation is a book that exposes violence.

Revelation is a book that calls out empires.

Revelation is a book that summons us into a better way of being human.

Revelation is a book that features, front and center, a slaughtered lamb. [Read more…]

Revelation #1: Anabaptist Apocalyptic Fever, a Fresh Word, and Exile

Yesterday at Pangea Communities we began the LONG journey preaching through the book of Revelation. I spend some time in this first talk wrestling with apocalyptic fanaticism in my own tradition of Anabaptism. In the 1530’s a group of so-called Anabaptists in Münster decided that the New Jerusalem would be located there. So, by all means [Read More…]

Resources for Shaping a *RaptureLess* Theology: Where to Start to Debunk Left Behind

With the new Left Behind movie coming out this Fall, I think it’s fitting to reexamine what the Bible actually teaches about the “End Times.” One thing that I realize when we talk about issues pertaining to the End, is that many folks feel in their bones that what they were taught is wrong. The hard [Read More…]


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