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Book of Revelation

Spit or Swallow? A Gay Christian Challenge to Lukewarm Christian Moderates as the Supreme Court Swings Right

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 09.08.2014 | Religion
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

Where education and "dialogue" with lukewarm Christian "allies" continues to be a one-sided effort to which only LGBTQ Christians and a handful of outspoken allies contribute, perhaps it's time to recognize what Jesus taught in the parable of the sower.

Riding With the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in Greece

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.16.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

This is where the end of time begins, where the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse first rode out of the starting gate, where the Seven Seals were opened and the Seven Angels sounded the Seven Trumpet blasts, where the blinding vision of Armageddon, final battle between good and evil, first burst forth.

How Christian Is the New Testament Book of Revelation?

James D. Tabor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
James D. Tabor

Is is possible that the New Testament book of Revelation -- known to millions as "The Revelation of Jesus Christ," and known for its dire apocalyptic language and horrific visions of the "End of time," was originally not a Christian work at all? I

Flash-Mob Messiah: Revelation 5:11-14

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 10.09.2013 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

In recent years, flash mobs have appeared in shopping malls, and surprised people by singing the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's Messiah. These eruptions of song appear to be spontaneous -- they are surprising and inspiring, bringing worship into the middle of typically secular spaces. The book of Revelation is full of surprises.

Reading Revelation Realistically

Michael Gilmour | Posted 07.30.2013 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

The minute we claim a reading of apocalyptic literature that is exclusive -- this story is about us, our age, our nationality, our crisis -- we deny the book's relevance to other Christians removed from us in space and time.

Earth Day, God And The Apocalypse

Rev. Adam J. Copeland | Posted 06.24.2013 | Religion
Rev. Adam J. Copeland

While traditional notions of stewardship are well and good, Revelation suggests another reason to care: At the end of the world, God comes home to live on earth.

Revelation, Politics And Injustice

Craig S. Keener | Posted 06.17.2013 | Religion
Craig S. Keener

There is a God of justice, and those who unjustly indulge their comforts at the expense of others will one day have to face reality. Numerical calculations of 666 aside, perhaps Revelation still has something to teach us today.

10 Observations About Jehovah's Witnesses And The Book Of Revelation

Michael Gilmour | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

Despite wide circulation of their scripture, few nonmembers ever see the Watch Tower Bible and its commentary because of the organization's reclusive nature.

Trying To Make Sense Of God's Judgment

John Backman | Posted 01.28.2013 | Religion
John Backman

Bible readings in November are drag us unremittingly through the Book of Revelation. Much of the book's wild symbolism portrays God's vengeance upon evil. It's pretty horrible reading for postmodern folks like us. Can we scrap it and just feel the love?

Elaine Pagels On Revelation -- and Revelations

Greg Carey | Posted 09.22.2012 | Religion
Greg Carey

Pagels attempts not only to explain the Bible's mysterious last book but also to place it in a narrative about conflict and suppression in early Christian history. The book features vivid historical imagination, along with helpful explanations and provocative, sometimes dubious, judgments.

The New Testament's Most Controversial Book: An Interview With Elaine Pagels On 'Revelations'

Posted 03.27.2012 | Religion

Combining visions, religion and politics in an apocalyptic drama, the Book of Revelation still captures our imagination 2,000 years after it was writt...

Revelation: Who Likes It, And Who Doesn't

Greg Carey | Posted 04.14.2012 | Religion
Greg Carey

Revelation reveals what it means to worship God and Christ. It challenges believers to faithful living in the midst of cultural pressure to compromise.

What Does The Book Of Revelation Really Mean?

Greg Carey | Posted 03.02.2012 | Religion
Greg Carey

No academic interpreter of Revelation understands the book as a roadmap for the future. Instead, Revelation originally spoke to the conditions of its own time and place.

Iron Maiden Reads The Book Of Revelation

Michael Gilmour | Posted 02.14.2012 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

Eeven with its carnivalesque reversal of values, heavy metal is a conservative art form. The stress on dark elements in biblical apocalyptic language here contributes to a forceful and emotively charged call for peace.

Crucified Creation And The Hope Of Eco-nomics

Doug Demeo | Posted 06.21.2011 | Religion
Doug Demeo

Good Friday is Earth Day, an especially opportune time to see and feel and repent of creation's pain -- which is ours.

Apocalypse Now? A Christian Understanding Of The End Times

Matthew L. Skinner | Posted 05.27.2011 | Religion
Matthew L. Skinner

Of course, Christians have been proclaiming the nearness of Jesus' return ever since there have been Christians. So far, one might conclude, Jesus has been uninterested in taking the bait.

Revelation, Revolutions And The Tyrannical New World Order

Richard T. Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Richard T. Hughes

No religious idea has greater potential for shaping global politics in profoundly negative ways than "the new world order," which has gained fresh currency in the midst of today's revolutions.

Do Mass Animal Deaths Signal The Apocalypse? (VIDEO)

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Father James Martin, S.J., discusses some possible explanations for mass animal deaths as well as what the bible says about the end times.