The Book of Revelation: Hope for the World in Troubled Times

revelation1Phil’s new sermon series on Revelation will walk us through a book in the Bible that is often misunderstood and misused, and will help us reflect on how Revelation functioned among its early hearers and how it might — surprisingly perhaps — still have meaning for us today. (Spoiler Alert: Most of the ways that Revelation is interpreted in contemporary culture, such as in the pop-theology of the Left Behind series of books, is hardly the way biblical scholars approach the meaning and significance of the book!)

Feb. 1 – “What Revelation Is — And What It Is Not”

Feb. 8 – “What the Symbolism in Revelation Means — And What It Does Not” part I

Feb. 15 – “What the Symbolism in Revelation Means — And What It Does Not” part II

Interested in learning more?
Some excellent books Phil has used in prepping for this series include:
Revelation (Covenant Bible Studies) by Richard Lowery
The Rapture Exposed by Barbara Rossing

And here’s a great intro illustration by Quaker theologian, C. Wess Daniels:
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