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Come to Malibu!

2012 August 1
by Mike

Here’s my official invitation to you:

So much will be happening that I’ll tell you about over the coming months. But I especially want to encourage you to prepare for a study of Revelation. Many have shied away because the book seems so, well, weird; others have kept an arm’s length because of the bizarro interpretations of the book floating around popular culture.

If you’re a minister or Bible class teacher, let me encourage you to plan to do something on Revelation in the summer or fall of 2013. Come to Malibu—tough gig that it is!—April 30-May 3, 2013, to help in your preparations.

Here are some resources I’d like to recommend if you want to get a head start:

Michael Gorman, Reading Revelation Responsibly
Eugene Peterson, Reversed Thunder
Barbara Rossing, The Rapture Exposed
N. T. Wright (of course!), Revelation for Everyone

One of my very favorite resources will come out at the lectureship: Dr. Greg Stevenson, who teaches at Rochester College, has a new book called A Slaughtered Lamb: Revelation and the Apocalyptic Response to Evil and Suffering that is amazing. He will be one of the resource scholars, along with James Walters of Boston University (and others).

11 Responses leave one →
  1. James permalink
    August 1, 2012

    Did you shoot this in Abilene?

  2. Mike permalink
    August 1, 2012

    Why yes, yes I did. Those are the mountains of Buffalo Gap. And that large body of water that appears to be the Pacific Ocean is actually Lytle “Lake.”

  3. August 1, 2012

    Well, if you’re going to twist our arm until we say “Yes, we’ll come!”, then… 🙂

    I look forward to the end of April in Malibu at the Bible Lectures.

  4. Danna Townsdin permalink
    August 1, 2012

    Oh, OK. ;o) Can’t wait!

  5. David U permalink
    August 1, 2012

    Great video! Can’t wait! DU

  6. annie permalink
    August 3, 2012

    What a blessing the Pepperdine Lectures have been to God’s Kingdom. So thankful I have had the opportunity to attend many years, & each year just gets better & deeper. I know with you at the helm, it will continue to do so. Can’t wait for April 30, 2012 to get here! All the best to you & the staff as you prepare for all of us. Y’all are much appreciated!

  7. annie permalink
    August 5, 2012

    Uh, that would be 2013…

  8. August 15, 2012

    Kicking off your new gig with Revelation! Maybe 2014’s theme can be on the second half of Zechariah. You could call it “Dazed and Confused: Living in the Tension and Discombobulation that is Zechariah 9-14” I bet that would draw a crowd. May have to have keynotes outside that year. Seriously though, this is in my prayers and I know some amazing things are going to happen! Thanks for all you do.

  9. Ken Berry permalink
    August 20, 2012

    I will second your recommendation of Gorman’s book. Richard Bauckham’s The Theology of the Book of Revelation (Cambridge UP, 1993) is another great read.

  10. Mary Jo Biggers permalink
    November 16, 2012

    Hello, Mike
    I only wish you’d have time to come toPalm Desert CofC and listen to our pulpit minister teach the book of Revelations. He gives an amazing
    study on this book and uses great visuals. His name is Dale Wells. He is also a judge in the Riverside County court system. Pepperdine certainly would benefit from this talented and gifted scholar, both on the Lecture circuit and Law school. He is brilliant and much loved! And such a blessing to the church. May God bless you in your efforts as you bring to us another wonderful year ofBible Lectures. Blessings, Mary Jo Biggers

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