Every Monday, from 03/01/2021 to 04/27/2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
We live in days which are regularly described as 'apocalyptic'. Compounding crises such as global pandemics, rapidly accelerating climate change, and political instability have forced our popular imagination to wonder what the future of our world looks like and if there is any hope on the horizon. Christian responses to these questions have often been dominated by fundamentalist perspectives which interpret the language and symbols of biblical eschatological language as literal and specific predictions, miring the church's response in esoteric forecasting.
This series of lectures aims to help 21st century Christians understand the history and heart behind God's promise of the reconciliation of all things in Christ, exploring terminology, texts, and visual representations found in and informed by Scripture. We'll explore what Jesus said to his first disciples about the promise of his return, how the early church grappled with uncertainties and anxieties over the same, and how the church fathers and mothers came to understand this promise. Above all, we'll discuss how we can reclaim this glorious promise for ourselves and discuss how the hope of Christ's second coming in power and great glory can empower us as the disciples of Jesus today.