Dr. Richard Oster, Professor of New Testament at Harding School of Theology, blogs at RichardOster.com. His blog, titled “7 Subversive Letters”, began last fall based upon research and ideas for a manuscript about the letters to the seven churches in Revelation 1-3, which will be published soon.
Dr. Oster notes that these letters were sent to congregations which needed to resist the cultural influences around them. They were designed to sabotage the recipients’ easy reliance upon the values of the culture and its religions.
Recent posts include:
The B•I•B•L•E in Times of Trouble
A View About the Afterlife, Made in the USA
Naiveté About Politics, Now As Well As Then
Hate Speech, Cultural Sycophancy, and Subversive Beliefs