The portrait that John paints in the book of Revelation often appears strange and unusual to the modern reader. The living creatures with multiple eyes and wings surrounding the throne can become a distraction from the real scope of Revelation 4 and 5. On today’s podcast, Dr. Harris, Dr. Feiser, and Dr. Cooper dive into the imagery of these two notable chapters and draw our attention to the genuine worship of Jesus. We’ll discover the theocentric and missiological themes highlighted in these chapters and so prevalent through the book. Ultimately, chapters 4 and 5 focus on the throne and the worship of Jesus.
Dr. Cooper is an executive in a missions organization where he focuses on training and empowering local believers and church leaders in evangelism, discipleship, leadership, and catalyzing church planting movements in the most difficult to reach places on the planet. He is also the program director for the Master of Arts Missiology of Movements at Mission India Theological Seminary and the author of Ephesiology: The Study of the Ephesian Movement.
Dr. Harris earned a doctorate of ministry from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He is a Christian thinker and communicator, church missions consultant and spiritual mentor. After four years as the director of missions at Sherwood Bible Church, Don spent the next 25 years church planting and training church planters in the Czech Republic. His foci are congregational — organizational—health, and Christian leadership development.
A graduate of Penn State, Pastor Dave earned a Master of Theological Studies at Palmer Theological Seminary outside of Philadelphia, and then to Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL, where he received a Ph.D. in Theological Studies with a concentration in Systematic Theology. His dissertation was a theology of proclamation, aiming to help the local church use not only preaching, but the sacraments and living out one's faith in the world as means of proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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