The Letters to the Churches

The letters John wrote to the churches of Revelation are not churches in the future. They were real churches that existed at the time he wrote them and they were specifically written to them in their context. In this message I explain how each letter related to their particular environment. Check out this podcast episode…

Revelation Q&A 1

Revelation is a very confusing book, but it’s more understandable than you might think if you come at it from the perspective of the scholars and theologians who know it best. In this introduction to our new series, Jamin invites to see this book as letter, prophecy, and apocalypse. He then answers any questions people…

Revelation Will “Soon Take Place”?

Verse one of Revelation kicks the book off with the claim that Jesus is showing John “the things that must soon take place.” Of course, this statement strikes us as a bit odd some two thousand years later. “What is soon?” we might ask? “I call all times soon,” C.S. Lewis imagined God replying (1). …

The Genres of Revelation

Revelation is a strange book—so strange that I’ve basically ignored it for my entire life. I was turned off by it for several reasons:  The violence. Again, the violence. Weird interpretations. Revelation code-crackers. Left Behind’s exciting, yet confusing take. The 8 million ways you can interpret everything. The violence. Yet despite everything that Revelation had…

Introduction to Revelation

Since many who expressed interest were missing for our introductory class on Revelation, we’ve recreated it on the 1208PODCAST so that you can get caught up to speed before you join in! The first part of the episode is an introduction to the book of Revelation and the second part is a look at Revelation…