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 (M.Div.) is the founding pastor of Pangea Church (Seattle, Wa.), curator of The Paulcast: A Podcast All About the Apostle Paul, blogger at The Pangea Blog (hosted by Patheos.com), graduate student at the University of Washington (focusing on Paul), and resourcer of an intelligent and humanizing faith at Theology Curator.
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