Resources on apocalyptic

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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. Saints and the Apocalyptic Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Steed Davidson https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/all-saints-day-2/commentary-on-daniel-71-3-15-18-3 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Steed Davidson Topics: Saints , Martyrdom Source: Working Preacher In his commentary on Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Steed Davidson highlights the apocalyptic understanding of sainthood and how, like those saints, the apocalyptic challenges its hearers to actively engage with the struggles of their day. Apocalyptic Spirituality Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/apocalyptic-spirituality/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Second Coming , Spirituality , Apocalypse Source: Ancient Faith Blogs In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Lawrence Farley examines and commends how the first century church lived as a people waiting for their Lord to return and for the world to end. Apocalyptic Terror and God's Values Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Edwin Woodruff Tait https://www.patheos.com/blogs/lightinthewest/2020/11/the-parable-of-the-talents-revisited/ Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Edwin Woodruff Tait Topics: Parables , Judgment , Injustice , Money Source: Patheos - Catholicism In this reflection on the various interpretations on the Parable of the Talents (Luke 19:11–27), Edwin Woodruff Tait observes that God's scale of values may be radically different from ours. Jesus and Apocalyptic Article about Worship and the Sacraments by Elaine Pagels https://www.bibleodyssey.org/tools/video-gallery/j/jesus-and-apocalyptic-pagels Article about Worship and the Sacraments by Elaine Pagels Topics: Kingdom of God Source: Bible Odyssey In this video, Elaine Pagels defines Jesus as an apocalyptic Jew. (Length: 01:08) Do We Live in Apocalyptic Times? Article by A Katherine Grieb https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2015-11/do-we-live-apocalyptic-times Article by A Katherine Grieb Topics: Revelation , Apocalypse Source: The Christian Century In this blog, A. Katherine Grieb reflects on Mark 13:1-8. She clears up misconceptions of the word "apocalyptic" and considers what it might mean for the times we are currently in. Apocalyptic Christ, relief from the pulpit Artwork by Nicola Pisano https://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/p/pisano/nicola/siena_p3.html Artwork by Nicola Pisano Topics: Art Source: Web Gallery of Art This sculpted figure of Christ created by Nicola Pisano is part of the Baptistery Pulpit that narrates the Life of Christ. This figure separates the panels of the Massacre of the Innocents and the Crucifixion. Preaching Apocalyptic Texts Article by Greg Carey https://www.workingpreacher.org/theology-and-interpretation/preaching-apocalyptic-texts Article by Greg Carey Topics: Eschatology , Sermon , Second Coming , Comfort Source: Working Preacher Greg Carey offers three guidelines for preaching on apocalyptic texts: assess the function of a passage, determine how the text judges "present appearances by eternal standards," and appreciate the literary aspects of the text. Apocalyptic Literature Article by Bart D. Ehrman https://www.bibleodyssey.org/tools/video-gallery/a/apocalyptic-literature Article by Bart D. Ehrman Source: Bible Odyssey In this article, Bart Ehrman introduce the genre of apocalyptic literature in the ancient world. The Crushing of the Grapes Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Peter Whittaker https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/the-bible/a-word-in-time/2008/20-26-july-2008/wednesday/ Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Peter Whittaker Topics: Writing , Grace of God , God's Mercy Source: Methodist UK Peter Whittaker offers a devotional on God's judgment and mercy in Revelation 14:12-20, noting the fantastical elements of apocalyptic literature and drawing parallels to popular fantasy novels of our time. White Horse Song or Hymn by Larry Carlton http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/65538955055/michael-omartian-white-horse Song or Hymn by Larry Carlton Topics: Life , Apocalypse , Music , Revelation Source: Global Worship The apocalyptic song, "White Horse," comes from a Christian contemporary artist experimenting with funk, gospel, and progressive rock. Audio-recording and lyrics. "The seal will be broken like a proud man’s back" Neither Apocalyptic Nor Eschatological Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Bill Harvelle https://www.patheos.com/blogs/messyinspirations/2020/11/mark-13-neither-apocalyptic-nor-eschatological/ Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Bill Harvelle Topics: Eschatology , Apocalypse , Preparation , Kingdom of God Source: Patheos - Catholicism This commentary on Mark 13:33-37 explains that the text is not about the "end of the world," but about being ready for the Kingdom of God. A Good Friday Prayer for Apocalyptic Times Prayer by Dirk Kroon http://www.christiancourier.ca/news/entry/a-good-friday-prayer-for-apocalyptic-times Prayer by Dirk Kroon Topics: Prayer , Good Friday Source: Christian Courier When you don't know what words to pray, here is a prayer to guide you. Designed for Good Friday during COVID-19, it is well suited for any time when strength is needed. A Necessary Pursuit Sermon Preparation or Illustration by John Frederick https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/second-sunday-of-advent-2/commentary-on-2-peter-38-15a-5 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by John Frederick Topics: Judgment , Holiness , Commentary , Catholic Source: Working Preacher This commentary on 2 Peter 3:8-15 shows how apocalyptic language is used to express the seriousness of Christian holiness and divine judgment. The Church as a Company of Nomads Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Barry Harvey http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/106708.pdf Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Barry Harvey Topics: Eschatology , Apocalypse , Exile Source: The Christian Reflection Project This article by Barry Harvey examines how early Christians, steeped in the apocalyptic imagination of post-exilic Judaism, saw themselves as a company of nomads. Today's Church should celebrate the same vision through worship and service. Middle East Christians Grapple with Apocalyptic Pandemic Article by Jayson Casper https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2020/june/coronavirus-end-times-middle-east-jets-pandemic-eschatology.html Article by Jayson Casper Topics: Eschatology , Apocalypse , Revelation Source: Christianity Today In this article, Jayson Casper reports on how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced eschatology experts to explore how a pandemic informs our biblical understanding of Revelation. Samuel and Apocalyptic Imagery Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Thomas O'Brien http://www.scriptureincontext.org/2017-march-26-1-samuel-161-13-ephesians-58-14/ Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Thomas O'Brien Topics: Samuel , Apocalypse Source: Scripture in Context This is a commentary on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 and Ephesians 5:8-14. It considers the setting, authorship and content of the readings. God Is Waiting on Us Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Edward Foley https://www.praytellblog.com/index.php/2018/12/02/ars-praedicandi-ed-foley-on-the-first-sunday-of-advent/ Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Edward Foley Topics: Advent , Creation , Racism , Catholic Source: Pray Tell Blog In this sermon on Luke 21:25-28, 34-36, Edward Foley says this apocalyptic text offers "the discomforting reminder that a saving God is not with us unless we are with a God who loves and saves all." Jesus and the Temple Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Micah D Kiel https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/narrative-lectionary/end-of-the-age/commentary-on-mark-131-8-24-37 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Micah D Kiel Topics: Architecture , Economics , Jerusalem , Temple Source: Working Preacher Jesus’ death and resurrection are an apocalyptic moment: the veil is lifted, God's kingdom is at hand. Commentary on Mark 13:1-8, 24-37. The Virus and My Apocalyptic Son Article by Paul Raushenbush https://churchanew.org/blog/posts/2020/05/12/raushenbush1 Article by Paul Raushenbush Topics: Eschatology , Hope , Community Source: ChurchAnewBlog This article discusses how we can approach the book of Revelation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The author draws out themes of eschatology, hope, and community.