Dreaming of the New Earth:
Reading Revelation with Hope
a Lent zoom course by
Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat
Psalm 85 by John August Swanson
The wild symbolism and imagery of the book of Revelation has provided fertile ground for equally wild interpretations of the future.
Deep down, however,
this is a book of hope:
hope for a new earth,
a new kind of city,
and a new community
in the face of a world that has been turned upside down.
it may be the perfect word of hope for our own unsettled times.
Pay what you can.
Suggested amounts: $150 (full fee)
$ 100(reduced fee)
$ 50 (discounted fee)
It is also possible to have your course fees covered by our scholarship fund.
Sundays 7-9pm, EST*
Feb 26, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26
*recordings will be available
for those unable to attend all sessions.
This course is for anyone who seeks a deeper understanding of the Bible and its relation to contemporary life. All are welcome, regardless of denominational or religious affiliation. No prior knowledge of the Bible is necessary.
Course Format and Requirements
Each class will run on zoom for two hours with a 5 minute break half-way through. Although the bulk of the class will consist of Sylvia teaching, participants will also be able to post questions and points for discussion in the chat which Sylvia will monitor and answer. Powerpoint will be used periodically to show biblical texts and illustrations.
Each class will be recorded. Students who miss a class can request a link to watch the recording. Registrants can also follow the entire course through the recordings. The recordings will not be posted in any other context.
There are no assignments and no required reading for this course, although suggestions for further reading will be made as the course progresses.