15 episodes

Rapture Drill is a podcast dedicated to reframing Revelation, the End Times, and our weird obsession with the apocalypse. This show is curated by Kurt Willems and available online at TheologyCurator.com/RaptureDrill. It is part of the Theology Curator resource network.

If you're ready to leave behind Left Behind: we get it.
If you’ve been traumatized by doom-and-gloom preaching: let us bring you a good old-fashioned dose of hope. Together, we’ll explore the New Testament passages about the so-called “End,” in intelligent and humanizing ways.

Rapture Drill: Reframing Revelation, the End Times, and our Weird Obsession with the Apocalypse Kurt Willems

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.4 • 76 Ratings

Rapture Drill is a podcast dedicated to reframing Revelation, the End Times, and our weird obsession with the apocalypse. This show is curated by Kurt Willems and available online at TheologyCurator.com/RaptureDrill. It is part of the Theology Curator resource network.

If you're ready to leave behind Left Behind: we get it.
If you’ve been traumatized by doom-and-gloom preaching: let us bring you a good old-fashioned dose of hope. Together, we’ll explore the New Testament passages about the so-called “End,” in intelligent and humanizing ways.

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    Revealing Jesus (A Revelation During the 1st Century) | S2 E6

    Revealing Jesus (A Revelation During the 1st Century) | S2 E6

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    Season 2 | Episode 6
    In this final episode of season two, we look at how the last book of the Bible must be situated during the first century. This is the longest of the videos because it is crammed full of contextual information about the book of Revelation.
    These episodes are the first several videos in a course called: Revealing Jesus. They can be listened to without video (especially if you are driving!) or can be utilized for the visual content as well. The full version of Revealing Jesus is available for pre-order at: https://theologycurator.com/revelation. 
    Here’s a free resource: Revelation Cheat Sheet, pdf!
    GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE
    1) If you would be so kind to hop on iTunes (or your feed of choice) and leave Rapture Drill a review there, that would be amazing. The more reviews we can get will lead to greater visibility in iTunes. And I (Kurt) LOVE reading your comments!
    2) Also, please consider hitting up Rapture Drill on Patreon online tip-jar (think Kickstarter for ongoing content creators). For $5 per month, or more, you can make a direct impact on this show. Financial partners like you really do make this all possible! Through Patreon, you make a tangible difference in this show’s sustainability and quality! http://patreon.com/kurtwillems

    • 19 min
    • video
    Revealing Jesus (A Revelation against the Empire) | S2 E5

    Revealing Jesus (A Revelation against the Empire) | S2 E5

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    Season 2 | Episode 5
    The last book of the bible is against the empire, in its spiritual and physical manifestations. John's apocalyptic letter confronts the arrogance of Rome and summons Christ-followers into allegiance to the Lamb alone.
    These episodes are the first several videos in a course called: Revealing Jesus. They can be listened to without video (especially if you are driving!) or can be utilized for the visual content as well. The full version of Revealing Jesus is available for pre-order at: https://theologycurator.com/revelation. 
    Here’s a free resource: Revelation Cheat Sheet, pdf!
    GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE
    1) If you would be so kind to hop on iTunes (or your feed of choice) and leave Rapture Drill a review there, that would be amazing. The more reviews we can get will lead to greater visibility in iTunes. And I (Kurt) LOVE reading your comments!
    2) Also, please consider hitting up Rapture Drill on Patreon online tip-jar (think Kickstarter for ongoing content creators). For $5 per month, or more, you can make a direct impact on this show. Financial partners like you really do make this all possible! Through Patreon, you make a tangible difference in this show’s sustainability and quality! http://patreon.com/kurtwillems

    • 15 min
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    Revealing Jesus (A Revelation for the Church) | S2 E4

    Revealing Jesus (A Revelation for the Church) | S2 E4

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    Season 2 | Episode 4
    The last book of the Bible is a letter written to seven churches in the first century. These churches are not symbolic of the various scenarios and players in an end times drama, but were real communities facing real challenges in a real time and place.
    These episodes are the first several videos in a course called: Revealing Jesus. They can be listened to without video (especially if you are driving!) or can be utilized for the visual content as well. The full version of Revealing Jesus is available for pre-order at: https://theologycurator.com/revelation. 
    Here’s a free resource: Revelation Cheat Sheet, pdf!
    GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE
    1) If you would be so kind to hop on iTunes (or your feed of choice) and leave Rapture Drill a review there, that would be amazing. The more reviews we can get will lead to greater visibility in iTunes. And I (Kurt) LOVE reading your comments!
    2) Also, please consider hitting up Rapture Drill on Patreon online tip-jar (think Kickstarter for ongoing content creators). For $5 per month, or more, you can make a direct impact on this show. Financial partners like you really do make this all possible! Through Patreon, you make a tangible difference in this show’s sustainability and quality! http://patreon.com/kurtwillems

    • 12 min
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    Revealing Jesus (A Revelation to John) | S2 E3

    Revealing Jesus (A Revelation to John) | S2 E3

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    Season 2 | Episode 3
    Who was John? What world did he step into and why should that shape our understanding of Revelation? Many believe that he was John the disciple of Jesus. However, evidence seems to point in a different direction. What we do know, however, is that Jesus used him in a powerful way. The last book of the Bible is a revelation to John!
    These episodes are the first several videos in a course called: Revealing Jesus. They can be listened to without video (especially if you are driving!) or can be utilized for the visual content as well. The full version of Revealing Jesus is available for pre-order at: https://theologycurator.com/revelation. 
    Here’s a free resource: Revelation Cheat Sheet, pdf!
    GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE
    1) If you would be so kind to hop on iTunes (or your feed of choice) and leave Rapture Drill a review there, that would be amazing. The more reviews we can get will lead to greater visibility in iTunes. And I (Kurt) LOVE reading your comments!
    2) Also, please consider hitting up Rapture Drill on Patreon online tip-jar (think Kickstarter for ongoing content creators). For $5 per month, or more, you can make a direct impact on this show. Financial partners like you really do make this all possible! Through Patreon, you make a tangible difference in this show’s sustainability and quality! http://patreon.com/kurtwillems

    • 12 min
    • video
    Revealing Jesus (A Revelation of Jesus) | S2 E2

    Revealing Jesus (A Revelation of Jesus) | S2 E2

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    Season 2 | Episode 2
    How does Revelation "Reveal Jesus?" The opening line of the book makes a compelling claim: "A Revelation of Jesus Christ." This is the purpose of the last book of the Bible, but we often struggle to understand how the Jesus of the Gospels is anything like the image of him we see in Revelation. When we step into the ancient world, these struggles start to resolve.
    These episodes are the first several videos in a course called: Revealing Jesus. They can be listened to without video (especially if you are driving!) or can be utilized for the visual content as well. The full version of Revealing Jesus is available for pre-order at: https://theologycurator.com/revelation. 
    Here’s a free resource: Revelation Cheat Sheet, pdf!
    GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE
    1) If you would be so kind to hop on iTunes (or your feed of choice) and leave Rapture Drill a review there, that would be amazing. The more reviews we can get will lead to greater visibility in iTunes. And I (Kurt) LOVE reading your comments!
    2) Also, please consider hitting up Rapture Drill on Patreon online tip-jar (think Kickstarter for ongoing content creators). For $5 per month, or more, you can make a direct impact on this show. Financial partners like you really do make this all possible! Through Patreon, you make a tangible difference in this show’s sustainability and quality! http://patreon.com/kurtwillems

    • 12 min
    • video
    Revealing Jesus in Revelation (Introduction) | S2 E1

    Revealing Jesus in Revelation (Introduction) | S2 E1

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    Season 2 | Episode 1
    In this first episode of season two, Kurt Willems frames the unique video formatting of the next several episodes. These episodes are the first several videos in a course he created, called Revealing Jesus. They can be listened to without video (especially if you are driving!) or can be utilized for the visual content as well. The full version of Revealing Jesus is available for pre-order at: https://theologycurator.com/revelation. 
    Here’s a free resource: Revelation Cheat Sheet, pdf!
    GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE
    1) If you would be so kind to hop on iTunes (or your feed of choice) and leave Rapture Drill a review there, that would be amazing. The more reviews we can get will lead to greater visibility in iTunes. And I (Kurt) LOVE reading your comments!
    2) Also, please consider hitting up Rapture Drill on Patreon online tip-jar (think Kickstarter for ongoing content creators). For $5 per month, or more, you can make a direct impact on this show. Financial partners like you really do make this all possible! Through Patreon, you make a tangible difference in this show’s sustainability and quality! http://patreon.com/kurtwillems

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

Pixelwhisperer ,

Good info once it gets to it

I enjoy this podcast. The discussion of the end times is well thought out, interesting, and helpful. But on average, the content doesn’t start until about the 5 minute mark, and then the intro/recap goes on another 3 or 4 minutes, then a promo.

If I was only moderately interested in this subject, I wouldn’t wait that long to get it; I’d move on.

Volleyballgirl108 ,

Not sound doctrine

Not sound biblical doctrine, just reimagining things to feel more comfortable. A noble effort to help people feel better, but that’s not what teaching the rapture is really about...

Nike Noodle ,

Just heard YOU say “Yeah like it likes to kill things & stuff, totally” !!

Wish you were boring & factual vs sounding as if you were 16 entertaining 6 year olds!!!!

This is a subject I’ve really wanted to hear others theories.

I have studied the other books of the Bible (keeping review short, but I have thoroughly studied w many dif lenses)

But you are SO confusing because you are trying to be entertaining! The subject itself sells; if someone needs their hand held because it’s boring...then they aren’t ready for rediscovering revelations!

So, I ask either you calm down & explain as if WE were your thesis you had to do..or stop trying to convince educated followers because I feel like I’m listening to a preteen or YOU are treating us as if we can’t understand simple things. For ex: You just said “Yeah like it likes to kill things and stuff!” ARE YOU SERIOUS?!

I give 2 stars only because it’s new & may improve and that you have guts to speak of a subject that most think refers to the end...well I haven’t thought that for yrs, so I can’t stand half and half podcasts...either be educational or entertaining when it comes to THIS subject!

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