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What is the World Coming To? A Day in Revelation

Date

21st January 2020, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Venue

Today's Community Church, Wigan WN3 5AB

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Cost

£20 - includes lunch and light refreshments

Revelation is arguably the most puzzling of all the books in the Bible. To read it is to enter a bizarre world of angels, trumpets, bowls and dragons – a place where we hear songs of worship one moment and witness scenes of judgment the next.

It’s been understood in vastly different ways over the centuries. Whilst some have avoided it altogether, others have seen it as the key to unlocking the ‘end times’ – often explained in painstaking detail.

So, how should we make sense of the book? And what is its significance for the 21st-century church and world?

Combining dynamic teaching with opportunities for discussion, this day workshop will be suitable for anyone who wants to dig deeper into Revelation, exploring how this part of Scripture sustains and shapes Christian identity and mission in the world today.

The day will be led by Revd. Dr. Ian Paul, theologian, author, speaker, and academic consultant. Ian spent ten years in pastoral ministry before ten years in theological education, and since 2013 he has combined research, writing, teaching and speaking in a freelance capacity. He is Adjunct Professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, Associate Minister at St Nic’s, Nottingham and a member of General Synod.

A regular speaker at New Wine and other national and regional conferences, Ian has published both popular and academic works on Revelation and is well placed to help us examine the book. Prior to ordination, Ian worked in industrial business (making chocolate!). He is married to Maggie, who is a GP, and they have three grown up children, Lizzi, Ben and Becca, and a loveable dog called Barney. Ian blogs at psephizo.com.