Jesus in the Apocalypse of John: Implications for Modern Christianity (Part I)

This post is part of an ongoing series examining the Christology of the Apocalypse of John. As a professing Christian standing in the Great Tradition of the Church, I believe that the faith and practices of early followers of Jesus form an important authority for contemporary expressions of Christianity. Regarding devotional practice, worship of JesusContinue reading “Jesus in the Apocalypse of John: Implications for Modern Christianity (Part I)”

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Recommended Reading: February 25

If you read one article this week, look at Progressives, Harry Potter, and Little Platoons by Bart Gingerich. For those of you with additional reading time this weekend, check out the following suggestions, gathered (as always) from around the blogging world. Think I missed sharing something important? Let me know in the comments section below.Continue reading “Recommended Reading: February 25”

Jesus in the Apocalypse of John: Implications for Early Christianity (Part III)

This post is part of an ongoing series examining the Christology of the Apocalypse of John. While early Christian literature remains maddeningly obscure in its identification of source texts, theological influences, and employment of traditional materials—thereby rendering futile many attempts at identifying a single source as the genesis for any given idea or practice—Revelation’s generalContinue reading “Jesus in the Apocalypse of John: Implications for Early Christianity (Part III)”

Ep20: Predestination and Freewill Redux

In this episode of the Church Debates series, guest speaker Kyle Harbaugh leads a discussion of the Predestination and Freewill debates during the Reformation period, especially those surrounding TULIP.

Jesus in the Apocalypse of John: Implications for Early Christianity (Part II)

This post is part of an ongoing series examining the Christology of the Apocalypse of John. Of course, the profusion of Jesus devotion in Revelation is not unique to the Apocalypse alone, but rather stands in continuity with other now–New Testament literature. John’s Christology—especially the implicit recognition of the divinity of Jesus, his identification withContinue reading “Jesus in the Apocalypse of John: Implications for Early Christianity (Part II)”

Jesus in the Apocalypse of John: Implications for Early Christianity (Part I)

This post is part of an ongoing series examining the Christology of the Apocalypse of John. It is now the place to examine the implications for early Christianity derived from this study of Revelation. Before proceeding, this project would be remiss to extract the Christology of Revelation from its larger rhetorical and theological aims, whichContinue reading “Jesus in the Apocalypse of John: Implications for Early Christianity (Part I)”

Recommended Reading: February 18

If you read one article this week, engage Dark, Dark, Dark, Dark, Dark, Dark by Corey Hirsch. For those of you with additional reading time this weekend, check out the following selections, gathered from around the blogging world. Think I missed sharing something important? Let me know in the comments section below.

Jesus in the Apocalypse of John: Christological Findings

This post is part of an ongoing series examining the Christology of the Apocalypse of John. Revelation’s Christological portrait paints Jesus as Lord through a variety of descriptors—names, images, and actions—but also through devotional identification of Jesus with Yahweh. Jesus functions as the visible form of Yahweh, the eternal God of Israel, whose redemptive workContinue reading “Jesus in the Apocalypse of John: Christological Findings”

Ep19: Should Christians Follow Scripture or Tradition?

This episode of the Church Debates series examines whether Christians should follow Scripture, Tradition, or some elements of both as the guides for Christian life and faith.

Jesus in the Apocalypse of John: Hymnic Devotion

This post is part of an ongoing series examining the Christology of the Apocalypse of John. Consideration of additional hymnic evidence in Revelation confirms the appropriateness of Jesus’ worship alongside God. While Revelation’s hymns are sometimes less directly Christological than Paul’s adaptations and sometimes are argued to be literary transformation of Ephesian liturgical hymns,[1] theContinue reading “Jesus in the Apocalypse of John: Hymnic Devotion”