At Home in the Word | Apocalyptic {S6 E10}


As we wrap up our season of At Home in the Word, Lindsey Fulton joins Jillian to discuss on last genre of Scripture: apocalyptic. Lindsey and Jillian look at the challenges of symbolism, structure, and sequence within apocryphal writings, as well as pausing to reflect on what this genre reveals about Christ before considering what is means for the future. While this can be a daunting genre to jump into, at its core it is meant to be an encouragement to the people of God who are living in the reality of the current world, while anticipating their forever home with God to come.

Lindsey wants to live in a world where everyone loves Jesus. When she's not taking care of her family, you can find her meeting with ladies at Bible Study Fellowship. Her favorite Scripture is Hebrews 12:1-2: “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Podcast Navigation: 

02:00 Meet Lindsey
05:20   What is apocalyptic literature
07:10   Why we would want to study books in this genre
09:50   What are blind spots we have with apocalyptic literature
12:10   Where the apocalyptic genre fits into the metanarrative of Scripture
15:10    Nuances of this literary style
22:20   Challenges of studying apocalyptic literature
27:30   Tips for studying this genre
30:50   Encouragement from studying apocalyptic writings
39:50   How this literary style points to Christ and the gospel
43:40 Resources for additional study

On this episode, Jillian and Lindsey talk about the following references and resources:

*Reference Disclaimer: All references made by podcast guests are of their own accord. The inclusion of references and resources by guests on the podcast does not equate to an endorsement of those resources from Dayton Women in the Word.