Dr. Jim L. Papandrea's lecture, Looking Back on the Future, places the book of Revelation in its historical context of an early Christian Church facing persecution. Papandrea, Assistant Professor of Church History at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and author of the forthcoming book, The Wedding of the Lamb: A Historical Approach to the Book of Revelation, explains many of the images that continue to capture the contemporary imagination – the number of the beast, the rapture, and the plagues. Reverend Stephanie VanSlyke, Senior Pastor of the First Congregational Church of Wilmette, UCC, introduces this lecture.
Sponsored by the Raven Foundation, Making Peace with Revelation explored the paths to peace illuminated in the Book of Revelation. Attendees spent the morning deepening their understanding of the book of Revelation and how it illuminates the path to peace. In the afternoon, on-the-ground peace workers provided examples of their successes in creating a more peaceful world.
Recorded Saturday, November 6, 2010, at the First Congregational Church of Wilmette, UCC.