The Literary Form of Revelation

Revelation is a very, very, very, very, very dense piece of literature—and that’s an understatement. It is a theological and literary masterpiece and is written primarily in three genres. That being said, if you’re not reading it in its literary style or if you miss a transition from one genre to another, you will struggle…

Preaching on Controversial Themes

Sometimes people tell pastors not to preach on controversial themes in order to keep the peace (which is no peace). I fear we’ve done just that. Because a Gospel-living-Christian is bound to be controversial by definition. After all, they follow a man who was controversial enough to get the electric chair. If our words, actions…

One Prophetic Word, Two Opposite Interpretations

This may sound odd, but we can actually hear an authentic word of God and somehow misunderstand or misconstrue it. This is evidenced by an interesting story from Paul’s life towards the end of Acts. On the next day we departed and came to Caesarea, and we entered the house of Philip the evangelist…. and…

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…