Decoding the Apocalypse: Study of the Book of Revelation
The title of the last book of the Bible is translated as “Revelation,” but its original title was “Apocalypse.” This word literally means “the unveiling.” The purpose of this book of the Bible is to unveil the purposes of God in human history. For many people, however, it remains veiled — an obscure, mysterious and confusing book. A reason many people do not understand the Apocalypse is that it is written in coded language that can only be interpreted by decoding its symbolism. This study will look at the most significant coded symbols of the book and the keys to their interpretation, providing a broad sweep of the major themes and message of Revelation so participants can better understand this book of the Bible. This “unveiling” will enable you to see Christ, His church and history (past, present and future) in a whole new light.
Professor of Practical Theology; Dean of Faculty; and Alumni Relations Adviser at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
Dr. David Peter has led well-received lay studies on the book of Revelation and also has recently published a book on leading mid-sized congregations, Maximizing the Midsize Church: Effective for Leadership for Fruitful Mission and Ministry (CPH). Those who know him recognize that he brings a solid theological understanding of the church to the topic as well as an openness to how we live out our Lutheran ecclesiology in the world today.
|Monday, Aug. 21||1-4 p.m.|
|Tuesday, Aug. 22||9-11:30 a.m.|
|Wednesday, Aug. 23||9 a.m.-noon|
Note: The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the workshop presenters.