Resources on apocalyptic

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Apocalyptic Baptism into Community Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Ron Allen https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/baptism-of-our-lord-3/commentary-on-luke-315-17-21-22-3 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Ron Allen Topics: Baptism , Community , World , Holy Spirit Source: Working Preacher Describing the apocalyptic themes and eschatological images that are present in Jesus' baptism, this commentary by Ron Allen on Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 discusses how people pass through baptism from the broken world into God's community. Apocalyptic Eschatology Song or Hymn by John S Woods http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/106723.pdf Song or Hymn by John S Woods Topics: Eschatology , Hope , Apocalypse Source: The Christian Reflection Project A complete worship service outline by John S. Woods that highlights the present hope found in apocalyptic eschatology. Includes scriptures, songs, meditations, litanies, etc. Apocalyptic Preaching Article about Preaching by Anathea Portier-Young https://www.workingpreacher.org/theology-and-interpretation/apocalyptic-preaching Article about Preaching by Anathea Portier-Young Topics: Culture , Exegesis , Revelation , Power Source: Working Preacher In this article, Anathea Portier-Young writes that apocalyptic preaching is not a flight from reality, fear- ... , or deliberate obfuscation. Rather, like the biblical apocalypses, apocalyptic preaching combines elements of critique of empire, exhortation ...... Apocalyptic Thought after Revelation Article by Lorenzo DiTommaso https://www.bibleodyssey.org/passages/related-articles/apocalyptic-thought-after-revelation Article by Lorenzo DiTommaso Topics: Revelation , Prophecy , Daniel , Heaven Source: Bible Odyssey Lorenzo DiTommaso gives a brief historical overview of apocalyptic thinking among Christians. "In every century since New Testament times, Christians have been convinced that they are living in the last days." Apocalyptic Imagery and the Victory of God Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Frederick J Gaiser https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/all-saints-day-2/commentary-on-daniel-71-3-15-18-2 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Frederick J Gaiser Topics: Daniel , Evil , Power Source: Working Preacher In this commentary on Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Fred Gaiser explores how apocalyptic imagery proclaims God’s ultimate victory over evil. On Apocalyptic Evergreening and the Re-use of Sermons Article about Preaching by Paul Wheatley https://livingchurch.org/covenant/2019/12/19/on-apocalyptic-evergreening-and-the-re-use-of-sermons/ Article about Preaching by Paul Wheatley Topics: Preaching , Lectionary , Homiletics , Contextualization Source: The Living Church Re-tooling his sermons for new parishes, the author notes that apocalyptic texts invite comparisons to today's circumstances, and that "the eternal Word has an enduring value to the life of faith that is ever-green and unchanging." Practicing Apocalyptic Patience Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Brandon J Williams https://www.episdionc.org/blog/caminando-with-jesus-practicing-apocalytic-patience/ Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Brandon J Williams Topics: Goodness , Patience , Jesus , Violence Source: Caminando with Jesus Reflecting on Jesus' parable of the weeds (Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43), Brandon Williams says that we need to practice "apocalyptic patience" rather than trying to destroy those whom we consider to be "weeds." Living in Apocalyptic Times Article by Hieromonk Gabriel https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/rememberingsion/2020/12/31/living-in-apocalyptic-times-mercy/ Article by Hieromonk Gabriel Topics: Apocalypse , Eschatology , Society Source: Ancient Faith Blogs In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Hieromonk Gabriel examines the "tragedies and temptations" of secular society, describing the times in which we live as "apocalyptic." Is Apocalyptic Imagination Killing Us? Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Scott M Lewis http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/106710.pdf Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Scott M Lewis Topics: Eschatology , Prophecy , Violence , Coming of Christ Source: The Christian Reflection Project Scott Lewis observes that apocalyptic theology has often been the basis for extremism and violence. If handled properly, however, it can be the foundation for patience, endurance, and hope in the face of evil. Preaching Resurrection from an Apocalyptic Perspective Article about Worship and the Sacraments by Noel Snyder http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/brian-k-blount-on-preaching-resurrection-from-an-apocalyptic-perspective Article about Worship and the Sacraments by Noel Snyder Topics: Preaching , Resurrection Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship In this podcast episode, President of Union Presbyterian Seminary and New Testament scholar Brian Blount talks about cultivating an apocalyptic perspective and what it means to preach the resurrection all year long (29:12). Nothing Apocalyptic About Apocalypse Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Bill Harvelle https://www.patheos.com/blogs/messyinspirations/2020/12/model-broken-apocalyptic-eschatology/ Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Bill Harvelle Topics: Eschatology , Apocalypse Source: Patheos - Catholicism In this Catholic article, Bill Harvelle explains how models for interpreting biblical "apocalyptic” and “eschatology" are fundamentally flawed, advocating instead for the descriptions “proximatology” or “nextology.” Apocalyptic Questions Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Micah D Kiel https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/all-saints-sunday/commentary-on-revelation-79-17-5 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Micah D Kiel Topics: Suffering , Eschatology , Revelation , Commentary Source: Working Preacher "John's apocalyptic visions in Revelation 7:9-17 present challenges in two different ways." This commentary zooms in on the 144,000 and the necessity of suffering persecution. Apocalyptic Texts Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Mary Schertz https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2010-10/sunday-november-28-2010 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Mary Schertz Topics: Eschatology , Judgment , Second Coming Source: The Christian Century Despite the strangeness of Matthew 24:36-44 to modern ears and hearts, and despite an appropriate caution born of dubious uses, apocalyptic language and eschatological ideas have a role to play in our lives as believers. Is Apocalyptic Imagination Killing Us? Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Robert B Kruschwitz http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/106719.pdf Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Robert B Kruschwitz Topics: Eschatology , Apocalypse Source: The Christian Reflection Project Much religious violence draws on apocalyptic theology for its inspiration. This study guide looks at the use and misuse of biblical apocalyptic motifs, and includes discussion questions and liturgical elements. Islam in Apocalyptic Perspective Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Thomas S Kidd http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/106709.pdf Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Thomas S Kidd Topics: Eschatology , Prophecy , Apocalypse , Violence Source: The Christian Reflection Project In this article Thomas S. Kidd traces the history of American apocalyptic thought about Islam, which often involves glossing biblical prophecy with extra-biblical assertions and morbid scenarios of Islam’s demise. Reading Mark as Apocalyptic Literature Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Ron Allen https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/narrative-lectionary/the-close-of-the-age/commentary-on-mark-131-12-14-31-32-37 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Ron Allen Topics: Community , Work , Second Coming Source: Working Preacher Describing the function and genre of apocalyptic literature, Ron Allen's commentary discusses how the writer of Mark 13 drew on the temple's destruction to instruct the community to act in preparation for Jesus' comforting return. An Apocalyptic Advent Article by Seth Richardson https://www.missioalliance.org/an-apocalyptic-advent/ Article by Seth Richardson Topics: Advent , Hope , Renewal , Waiting Source: Missio Alliance This article argues that we need an apocalyptic Advent because "our hope is grounded in the promise that the end is actually a beginning that makes room for genuine renewal". Islam in Apocalyptic Perspective Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Robert B Kruschwitz http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/106720.pdf Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Robert B Kruschwitz Topics: Eschatology , Islam (Concept) , Apocalypse Source: The Christian Reflection Project ... demise. This study guide looks at Islam in apocalyptic perspective, offering historical analysis, biblical reflection, discussion questions ... Animal Imagery in Apocalyptic Literature Article by Kelly J. Murphy https://www.bibleodyssey.org/passages/related-articles/animal-imagery-in-apocalyptic-literature Article by Kelly J. Murphy Source: Bible Odyssey In this article, Kelly Murphy shows how Animal imagery in ancient apocalyptic literature illustrates how strange animal-like creatures often function symbolically for the real-life concerns of the writers of the ancient apocalyptic texts. A Troubling Apocalyptic Writing Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Ken Kingston https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/the-bible/a-word-in-time/2012/9-15-december-2012/friday/ Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Ken Kingston Topics: Apocalypse , Faith , God, the King Source: Methodist UK Ken Kingston's study discusses the apocalyptic and troubling imagery of Zechariah 14:1-9. The resource includes discussion questions on obstacles to faith, on grounding faith, and on the Lord's dominion over all the earth.