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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]