Tag Archives: Religion and Spirituality

Warfare in Heaven and on Earth


In chapter 12:7-12 there is a new scene. The action now moves back to heaven, and John describes a battle that is going on. Michael and his angels are fighting against the dragon and his angels. Up until this battle … Continue reading

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The Cosmic Mother as the Holy Church


The Apocalypse takes an astonishing turn in chapter 12. A new revelation is presented. One might even conjecture that as the first series of visions was centered on the divine male, so this second series is centered on the divine … Continue reading

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Going Forward, Looking Back


We have arrived at the end of chapter 11 of the Apocalypse. I have presented an interpretation from the perspective that the Passion of the Church is the Passion of Christ. The theophany at the end of chapter 11 discloses … Continue reading

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Measuring the Church


After John is re-commissioned, the scene intensifies. He is given a measuring rod and told to measure the temple of God. This can’t be the temple of Jerusalem, for that has already been destroyed. Measure means to count, that is, … Continue reading

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Time Bearing Hope


I have been meditating on the book of Revelation. The title comes from the first three words: Apocalypse of Jesus Christ. The introduction is an amazing piece of literature of hope. The kairos is near, that is the theme. Transcendent time … Continue reading

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New Dawn


I ventured into St. John, chapter 1 this morning. There I read of the meeting of Nathanael and Jesus. Nathanael is thought to be the Bartholomew of the Synoptics, but he may also be Matthew, who is not mentioned in John, since … Continue reading

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Sabbath Holiness


“Remember the sabbath day to keep it holy.” Again ancient words reach us at a time, at once contemporary and post-modern, the fracturing and the integrating, in which the need to remember crashes in upon an actively diverting mind. That … Continue reading

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