With Dan Epp-Tiessen, CMU Associate Professor Emeritus of Bible
This course will explore biblical visions of God’s good future as portrayed in the Old Testament prophets, the book of Daniel, the Gospels, the letters of Paul, and the challenging book of Revelation. The course will claim that the New Testament asserts that the God who lovingly created the world and always remains sovereign over it, will ultimately heal this groaning creation, and resurrect human bodies to enjoy fulness of life in a renewed creation. This vision stands in contrast to a popular end-times script according to which Christians will be raptured out of this world and then the planet will be trashed by a series of disasters. The course will also explore how our vision of God’s good future shapes Christian life in the present.