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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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Praise for the Apocalyptic Gospel from Dr. Jim Lawrence

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 this proposition and more at  greater length, with thorough reference to a wide array of academic and religious authorities. I hope you’ll think about… Read more »

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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 »

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What is “The Apocalyptic Gospel?”

What exactly is the Apocalyptic Gospel? Dr. David L. Barr, professor of religion at Wright State University, has recently argued that—although the Apocalypse is radically different from the gospels in style—it should nevertheless be connected to the substance of Jesus’ life and death:   “…It is Jesus who dominates the entire story. At this constitutional level… Read more »

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Early Adopters: Claim Your Reward

It’s hard to describe how enormously gratifying it is to hold a print copy of (what I hope is just) my first book.   But it’s true: The Apocalyptic Gospel: Mystery, Revelation, and Common Sense is now available for purchase (though we are still preparing the Kindle edition).   There are a lot of people… Read more »

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“The Whole World Will Perish—Yes it Will, Yes it Will!”

Today my crazy neighbor reminded me of why I do what I do.   I don’t know his name or his diagnosis but he knows me, somehow; perhaps he has seen me in the back row at church. Once as we passed on the street he looked at me and snarled, “I know you! You’re nothing… Read more »