2.10: What does the Bible say about the end times?

This discussion with Jennifer Kaalund starts with TikTok, coronavirus, climate change, Revelation and pivots toward what the Bible really has to say about the end times.


In episode 10 of season 2, Prof. Kathryn Schifferdecker and Katie Langston talk with Jennifer Kaalund, Associate Professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, about hope at the end of time.

Show notes

Biblical books and passages mentioned

  • Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke)
  • Matthew 24
  • Mark 13
  • Luke 21
  • Book of Revelation/the Apocalypse of John
  • 1 Thessalonians 4
  • Revelation 21

Topics and themes mentioned

  • Apocalypse
  • End time
  • Eschatology
  • Mayan calendar and 2012
  • Signs of the end time
  • Judgement
  • Natural disasters, coronavirus, climate change
  • Anti-Imperial reading of Revelation
  • New heavens and new earth
  • The Already and Not-Yet Kingdom of God
  • Utopia

Historical event mentioned

  • Siege of Jerusalem and Destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE

Today's Episode Hosted By

Kathryn Schifferdecker

Kathryn Schifferdecker

Katie Langston

Katie Langston

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Jennifer Kaalund

Jennifer Kaalund

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