Disciples, Apostles, and Saints!
In seminary, we convinced our Greek professor to teach a course in apocalyptic literature. It wasn’t in the curriculum and he had never taught it. But we thought it was important for us to at least have an opportunity to study the genre.
Our idea was simple. Mainliners, for the most part, avoid it. As do Catholics, Orthodox, and most conservative Evangelicals. Which means the only people talking about it are charismatics. So if someone were curious about this stuff, who would they turn to?
This, was also shortly after the last of the Left Behind books was released and a popular audience was getting a fringe understanding of Christianity.
When a couple of people brought it up recently, I thought it might be time to dig into our apocalyptic imaginations again.
Starting February 18 and running every Sunday in Lent, we’ll gather at St. Stephen’s for Pot Luck and Apocalypse, a time of eating and sharing with our focus on the last book of the Greek Scriptures: Revelation.
We’ll read Breaking the Code Revised Edition: Understanding the Book of Revelation (2019) by Bruce Metzger. I’ll have a few copies of the book available for $13. Please let me know if you plan to participate by signing up below (or click this link) or contacting me directly!