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January 30, 2019

Adventist interpretations of Daniel and Revelation have been characterized by interpretative exuberance. We have been desensitized to the rigors of the exegetical task and fall prey to facile assertiveness about what Revelation means. And unfortunately, this quarter’s lesson will not change the status quo.

January 28, 2019

Since it is impossible to capture the resolution to the crisis in the heavenly council in prose, I have tried to do it in poetry.

January 25, 2019

Historicism is not a paved, pothole-free, four lane highway through Revelation.

January 23, 2019

Sabbath School commentary for discussion on Sabbath, January 26, 2019.

January 21, 2019

Revelation does not show a contrast between earth and heaven. On earth, there is strife. In heaven, there is strife, too. On earth there is chaos. So there is in heaven. On earth we have problems. So does heaven. We are sleepwalking if we somehow have come to see the transition from earth to heaven as a contrast.

January 18, 2019

Is there a discrepancy between the text of Revelation and some historicist interpretations, another discrepancy between historicism and actual history, and yet another discrepancy between historicism and the audience — you and me?

January 16, 2019

Sabbath School commentary for discussion on Sabbath, January 19, 2019.

January 14, 2019

Genuine mission is a ground operation, and it happens in local communities. The health and vitality of the local community is thus an indispensable element in heaven’s strategy for disseminating light into the world.

January 11, 2019

This week’s lesson is brought to us by GoodWord from Walla Walla. To listen to the audio conversation, please visit the GoodWord website.

Host: Brant Berglin

January 8, 2019

Apokalypsis introduces a book that opens things because of the kind of person God is (1:1-3). To open things is precisely what this book does....‘Open’ is the opposite of ‘closed,’ and it is the counterpoint to concealment. With the open door comes an invitation to come up at the beginning (4:1) and a second invitation to come home at the end (22:17). This is yet another reason why we might choose to rename Revelation as The Book of Transparency.