Detail from 'The Apocalypse' by Luca Signorelli
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Advent is Apocalyptic

November 25, 2022 Carl E. Olson 6

Readings: • Is 2:1-5 • Ps 122: 1-2, 3-4, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 • Rom 13:11-14 • Mt 24:37-44 Advent is apocalyptic. Perhaps you’ve never thought of it in that way. But today’s readings are revealing. […]

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Apocalypse How?

May 6, 2022 Carl E. Olson 20

Readings: • Acts 13:14, 43-52 • Ps 100:1-2, 3, 5 • Rev 7:9, 14b-17 • Jn 10:27-30 Pop quiz: which book of the Bible describes black helicopters, high-tech warfare involving Russia and China, and computer […]

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Longing for the Apocalypse, Now

March 20, 2022 Nathanael Blake 21

Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it has been hard to resist the lust for justice. Putin’s brutal tactics, along with the pathos of his victims and the courage of Ukrainian resistance, all shared online […]

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Apocalypse 2020

December 30, 2020 Dr. Douglas Farrow 25

It has been an apocalyptic year. As one who teaches theology and ethics, and writes biblical commentary too, permit me to explain that an “apocalypse,” properly speaking, is not a disaster, a scene of death […]

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Apocalypse Then

March 2, 2020 Dale Ahlquist 6

On the morning of Ash Wednesday, I walked out of the hotel where I was staying and strolled across a sprawling green playing field (Obviously I wasn’t in Minnesota) to a lovely little Franciscan church […]