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Rapture Drill: Watch Every Video Episode of Season 2 (Revealing Jesus)

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1 Minute Read Subscribe via iTunes or Google Season 2 I’m so excited about season two of Rapture Drill. These are truly the outcome of lots of planning and hard work! In these six episodes, which are in fact video based, you will be introduced to the context and vision of the book of Revelation. I …

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1 Dragon and 2 Beasts – Rapture Drill Podcast

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1 Minute Read Subscribe via iTunes or Google Season 1, Episode 7 (Spring Season, 2018) In this episode, Kurt continues to look at Revelation in broad sweeps. Specifically, he looks at the ‘dragon’ (devil) and the two ‘beasts’ who show up in popular conversation about Revelation. Who are they for John and his audience? You might …

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Rapture Drill: Lowercase gods & 7 Churches in Revelation | S1 E1 (EP-6)

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1 Minute Read Subscribe via iTunes or Google Season 1, Episode 6 (Spring Season, 2018) In this episode, Kurt Willems explores the imperial cult, the gods of the Roman Empire, and how they influence the 7 cities in Revelation. The followers of Jesus have to navigate how to give the slaughtered Lamb their full allegiance, when …

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Rapture Drill: Resistance and Hope in Revelation | S1 E5 (EP-5)

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1 Minute Read Subscribe via iTunes or Google Season 1, Episode 5 (Spring Season, 2018) In this episode, Kurt Willems looks at Revelation through its broad themes and genre. It is apocalyptic literature and must be read as such. It is a book of resistance and hope in the midst of oppression. Civil religion wants our …

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Rapture Drill: John was a Refugee (backstory of Revelation’s author) | S1 E3 (EP-3)

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1 Minute Read Subscribe via iTunes or Google Season 1, Episode 3 (Spring Season, 2018) In this episode, Kurt Willems considers the real life of John, the author of the book of Revelation. It is quite plausible that John was a refugee in a literal sense. He was part of a Jewish group of Jesus followers …

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Rapture Drill: The N.T. Wright Episode | S1 E2 (EP-2)

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1 Minute Read Subscribe via iTunes or Google Season 1, Episode 2 (Spring Season, 2018) In this episode, Kurt Willems chats briefly with N.T. Wright about Revelation. Kurt spends significant time discussing Wright’s work on ‘new creation’ and attempts to frame any conversation of the so-called ‘end times’ around that theme. Here’s a free resource: Revelation Cheat …

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Rapture Drill: Preparing for the End | S1 E1 (EP-1)

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1 Minute Read Subscribe via iTunes or Google Season 1, Episode 1 (Spring Season, 2018) In this first episode of Rapture Drill, Kurt Willems introduces the motivations for a show like this. Why do we need a podcast that is devoted to such a controversial and confusing topic? What is a “rapture drill” anyway? Why do …