Revelation’s Babylon

When we read Revelation we naturally think that John was talking about the oppressive Babylonian Empire when he references Babylon—but John’s audience knew he was talking about the oppressive Rome. They knew this because, for one, the Babylonian Empire had crumbled some 500 years earlier and, for two, John described the Lady Babylon with characteristics…

Lady Babylon

Start watching 24:47 for the docu-message version of what’s written below. If I asked you to think of a symbolic woman that represented the United States, many of you would likely think of the Statue of Liberty—a symbol of freedom and democracy—the kind of ideals that our country has hoped to stand for.  There she…

Daniel Learns the Prophetic

What’s intriguing about Daniel is that he didn’t necessarily seem to choose to become a prophet, but rather, was forced into the position by humans and blessed by God along the way. After God had put Israel into exile, King Nebuchadnezzar told his chief eunuch, to bring some of the people of Israel, both of…