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What a Pacific Coast SBL Conference is Like

Recently it was my privilege to present a short paper at the Pacific Coast regional meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, which took place not far from Disneyland, at the campus of Hope International University. I was exceedingly nervous, and felt underprepared in a room filled with researchers, professional educators, and other intensely-interested specialists…. Read more »

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A Virtual Book Launch for “The Apocalyptic Gospel”

This Wednesday we celebrated the publication of The Apocalyptic Gospel at the Pacific School of Religion. We scheduled our event for the middle of the week at the beginning of the semester, and I’m so grateful for everyone who carved time out of their schedules to attend. For my friends and family and colleagues who wanted to be there… Read more »

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Praise for the Apocalyptic Gospel from Rev. Barbara Essex

    Based on my long-term relationship with the Apocalypse and research conducted at UC Berkeley and the Graduate Theological Union, I’ve written a short commentary on Revelation called “The Apocalyptic Gospel: Mystery, Revelation, and Common Sense.” It discusses these issues and more at  greater length, with thorough reference to a wide array of academic and religious authorities. I… Read more »

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The Apocalyptic Gospel: Download Free Sample

Now available for preview and download, you can sample the first chapter of “The Apocalyptic Gospel” from Apocryphile Press for free!

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Redeeming Revelation: Three Good Reasons to Love the Apocalypse

I feel weird admitting that I love John’s Apocalypse.   Everyone knows that crazy people love the Apocalypse, and I don’t want people to know I’m a crazy person.   So it seems reckless to openly admit to a lifelong fascination with the strangest book of the Bible. But when push comes to shove, I really do love the… Read more »