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Luther Seminary's Bible Q & A

Videos

Brief videos from Bible scholars who serve on Luther Seminary's faculty.

Revelation: What does hope look like?

Craig Koester, Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary, responds to the question, "What does hope look like?" with reflection on his lifetime of study of the Book of Revelation.

He notes that in between the troubling images of strife and destruction that many associate with Revelation, "every few chapters you're taken into the presence of God and into a worshiping community in which God is raised as Creator ... and this cosmic circle of praise for the wellbeing that God provides."

For Koester, these scenes are the Bible's most compelling way to present hope -- the present reality of God, the character of God disclosed in Jesus Christ's self-sacrificing love -- a hope for every time and place.

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