Revelation and Resisting Empire

Reading Revelation with The Lens of Liberation

Resisting Empire: The Book of Revelation @ Providence Baptist Church

On September 9 and 10, Wess Daniels will be speaking at Providence Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC on the book of Revelation from his recent book "Resisting Empire: The Book of Revelation" (available now on Kindle). In these two talks, he will present strategies for reading biblical texts with a liberatory framework, and how to understand the book of Revelation as a manual for how to resist empire. The typical "End Times" interpretations have rendered the book of Revelation harmless in the eyes of empire, how might we re-imagine what the early Christian communities understood when they heard this letter to the seven churches read allow in their gatherings for worship?


Following the presentation on the Book of Revelation, The Dean of Duke University Chapel, Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery, will be giving a sermon both nights focusing on the theme of the "Promises of God."

Revelation and Resisting Empire (Monday 9/9 and Tuesday 9/10 6:30-8pm)

Monday, Sep. 9th, 6:30-8pm

1106 Tuscaloosa Street

Greensboro, NC

This is a two-day event. We will gather on Monday and Tuesday evening for a presentation by Wess Daniels on Revelation followed by a sermon from Luke Powery (Dean of Duke University Chapel). Please join us!

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C. Wess Daniels, Ph.D.

...is the William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center & Quaker Studies at Guilford College. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife, Emily and their three children and three chickens. Wess is interested in strategizing better human interactions, spiritual development, and revitalization of tradition and community. Prior to teaching at Guilford, Wess was a “released minister” at Camas Friends Church in Washington. He is the author of, “A Convergent Model of Renewal: Remixing The Quaker Tradition in Participatory Culture” (2015). Identifying as a “convergent Friend,” Wess is a bridge-builder and boundary-crosser when it comes to our various Quaker branches and is passionate about renewing the Quaker tradition.


Visit Wess' Website here.

Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery

The Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery is the dean of Duke University Chapel and associate professor of homiletics at Duke Divinity School. A national leader in the theological study of the art of preaching, Powery regularly delivers sermons at Duke Chapel as well as at churches throughout the U.S. and abroad. He is often a keynote speaker and lecturer at educational institutions, conferences, symposia, and retreats.


His teaching and research interests are located at the intersection of preaching, worship, pneumatology, and culture, particularly expressions of the African diaspora. He has written three books: Spirit Speech: Lament and Celebration in Preaching; Dem Dry Bones: Preaching, Death, and Hope; and his latest book Rise Up, Shepherd! Advent Reflections on the Spirituals. He has also co-authored an introductory textbook on preaching, Ways of the Word: Learning to Preach for Your Time and Place, and is currently working on the second in the series of meditations on the Spirituals, this time for the season of Lent. He is also a general editor of a forthcoming nine volume lectionary commentary series for preaching and worship titled, Connections.


Read more about Rev. Dr. Powery here.

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