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In Perspective: Understanding Revelation

In Perspective: Understanding Revelation

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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For centuries, the Book of Revelation has confounded many Christians. In this panel, we’ll address some predominant questions arising from the reading and interpretation of this text. How do we evaluate common interpretations of the book of Revelation? Is there practical application for today’s Christian? Is this a book of hope or a doomsday warning? Come prepared to engage your heart and mind as you learn more about the intended purpose and context of this powerful book of Scripture and what it offers the Church today.

Event Details

  • Thursday, April 15, 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mountain Time
  • You will receive login information after you register

About the Panelists 

Dr. David Mathewson, Associate Professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary

Dr. David Mathewson joined the faculty of Denver Seminary in 2011 as Associate Professor of New Testament. He is a member of the Society for Biblical Literature. Dr. Mathewson has earned a BA from Colorado Christian University, an MA from Denver Seminary and a PhD in New Testament from the University of Aberdeen. Areas of research interest include the Book of Revelation, apocalyptic literature, and biblical theology. He has authored A Companion to the Book of Revelation, Verbal Aspect in the Book of Revelation, and A New Heaven and a New Earth: The Meaning and Function of the Old Testament in Revelation 21:1-22:5.

David Ward, Interim Pastor, Indian Hills Christian Fellowship

David Ward is a 1996 graduate of Denver Seminary and currently serves as Interim Pastor at Indian Hills Christian Fellowship in the foothills west of Denver. He has over 30 years of ministry experience, including 25 years in pastoral ministry in Colorado, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Indiana. He is a contributor to Preaching Today and assists with preaching classes at Denver Seminary.

Dr. Cynthia Westfall, Associate Professor of New Testament, McMaster Divinity College

Dr. Westfall has been at McMaster Divinity College since 2005, teaching courses in New Testament, Greek exegesis, biblical interpretation and women in ministry. Dr. Westfall participated in the foundation and development of Open Door Fellowship, Providence Network, and Open Door Ministries in Denver Colorado, which form a ministry complex dedicated to help those who are at risk for homelessness and discipleship in the urban community. In Canada, she was a founder and chair of the board of Providence Canada, which has ministered to the those who are at risk for homelessness in Hamilton, Ontario. She is a director/deacon of Wentworth Baptist Church. Dr. Westfall earned a PhD from the University of Surrey Roehampton, an MDiv from Denver Seminary, and MA from Northern Arizona University, and a BA from Biola College.

About the Moderator 

Dr. Don Payne, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Academic Dean, Associate Professor of Theology

Dr. Don Payne has served on the faculty of Denver Seminary since 1998. In 2004, he was appointed as Assistant Professor of Theology and Ministry, then in 2013 as Associate Professor of Theology and Christian Formation. In 2021, he began the position of Vice President of Academic Affairs/Academic Dean. Dr. Payne earned a PhD in systematic theology from the University of Manchester, England, an MDiv from Denver Seminary, and a BA from Tennessee Temple University. Prior to coming to Denver Seminary, he pastored for eight years, first as a church-planting pastor in Chattanooga, Tennessee, then as an associate pastor at Southern Gables Evangelical Free Church in Littleton, Colorado. His publications include Already Sanctified, Surviving the Unthinkable, and The Theology of the Christian Life in J. I. Packer’s Thought among others.

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