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

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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 in Jerusalem, who were forced to flee for their lives to Asia Minor when Rome came in and eventually destroyed Jerusalem. What would this backstory mean for John, now 20-something years after the dramatic events? No wonder he as no love for the ways of Empire!

Here’s a free resource: Revelation Cheat Sheet, pdf!


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Author: Kurt Willems

Kurt Willems is a pastor, author, and spiritual director. His first book, Echoing Hope: How the Humanity of Jesus Redeems our Pain, releases in March 2021. Kurt is also the host of the Theology Curator podcast. He has a master of divinity degree from Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary and a master of arts in comparative religion from the University of Washington.
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