Peaceable Revelation—A series of blog posts that explores themes related to peace and justice in the book of Revelation.

  1. Revelation for post-Christians—June 27, 2019
  2. War of words: The key to understanding Revelation—July 22, 2019
  3. Are we living in the Great Tribulation?
  4. The healing of the nations in Revelation
  5. Our true enemy is not Trump; it is Satan
  6. Why worship in Revelation matters
  7. The plagues in Revelation come from Satan, not God
  8. What Revelation tells us about the “Church”
  9. Is Revelation about the future?
  10. Is Babylon so bad?
  11. This world is all we’ve got
  12. It’s hard to know how to talk about evil
  13. Overwhelmed by the Powers
  14. Did Jesus’s death “conquer” Satan?
  15. An anarchistic reading of Revelation

Various posts on Revelation on this blog

“God and punitive judgment in Revelation” (July 29, 2018)

“The Bible, violence, and John Dominic Crossan—With special attention to the book of Revelation” (May 8, 2018)

“What is Revelation 14 is about punitive judgment after all?” (May 4, 2018)

“The book of Revelation and the problem of violence: A response to John Dominic Crossan” (October 11, 2017)

“The book of Revelation on living in empire: Christian faith in the Trump ear” (December 11, 2016)

“The book of Revelation’s revelation to Eastern Mennonite University” (October 15, 2016)

“A simple way to world peace: Recognize America a ‘Beast'” (September 19, 2016)

A series of posts, “What does the book of Revelation say?”, that summarize my recent series of sermons on Revelation:

1. The 21st century according to Revelation (Introduction—posted 9/18/13)

2. A revelation about Jesus (1:1-20—posted 9/19/13)

3. Power in weakness (2:1-29—posted 9/20/13)

4. Weakness in power (3:1-22—posted 9/21/13))

5. What is God like? (4:1–5:14—posted 9/22/13)

6. An angry Lamb? (6:1-17—posted 9/23/13)

7. Theology by numbers (7:1-17—posted 9/27/13))

8. How not to get repentance (8:1–10:11—posted 10/2/13)

9. Standing by words (11:1–12:18—posted 10/3/13)

10. How to fight the beast (13:1–14:5—posted 10/4/13)

11. How to read Revelation (14:1-20—posted 10/18/13)

12. Transforming Babylon (15:1—16:21—posted 10/19/13)

13. Seeking the peace of the city (17:1-18—posted 10/22/13)

14. Confessions of a birthright imperialist (18:1-24—posted 10/26/13)

15. The war that’s not a war (19:1-21—posted 10/27/13)

16. The judgment that’s not a judgment (20:1-15—posted 11/3/13)

17. What is paradise for? (21:1—22:6—posted 11/5/13)

18. Why we (should) read Revelation (Conclusion)

Here’s a link to my Revelation page with links to most of my writing on Revelation since 1987.

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