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The seven seals (Revelation 6 + 8:1): slides

Here are my slides from a talk I gave at our cafe church at Emmanuel Loughborough this evening. It was fun preparing this teaching, and I’m grateful (again) to Ian Paul, George Caird, John Sweet and Michael Wilcock for their help. No video this time, since we don’t stream our cafe church gatherings—but, as always, comments and questions are very welcome!

Jesus’ message to Smyrna: video and slides from a talk

I had the privilege of preaching on Jesus’ message to the church in Smyrna (Revelation 2:8-11) as part of a series on the book of Revelation at our church, Emmanuel, Loughborough on the evening of Sunday 1 October. Here are the slides from my talk. My scholarly readers will recognise the influence of Colin Hemer’s superb The Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia in their Local Setting, and the excellent popularisation of it by Stephen Travis, The Church under Fire, as well as Ian Continue reading →

A fine opportunity to learn about Jesus’ parables

My good friend (and former student) Dr Philip Richardson is teaching a four-week online course on the parables of Jesus with the overall title ‘Waiting on the Eternal King: Jesus’ Parables about Life, Death, Judgement and the Second Coming’, and it’s available to anyone in the world! The course is for students at Emmaus University, Haiti (where Philip is interim Vice President of Academic Affairs), and you can join in through Zoom here or YouTube (or @PhilipRichardson-ws5ls from YouTube) later. Philip is inviting donations to Continue reading →