When asked what was the most rewarding part of creating the final volume of Buck Denver Asks … What’s in the Bible?, creator Phil Vischer explained that it was finally addressing the book of Revelation, both in the series and in his own life.
“I admittedly had kind of avoided Revelation for most of my life,” he said.
Vischer’s latest DVD, God’s Kingdom Comes [General Epistles and Revelation] released in March.
“People get so obsessed with interpreting symbols and trying to apply them to current events,” he said. “Part of me didn’t even want to touch the book.”
Revelation is the last book of the Bible and is apocalyptic writing, full of symbols. While scholars can agree on some interpretations of those symbols, many aren’t as clear – and are often subject to pop culture interpretations. This can lead to speculation, about the past, present and future. So many shy away from it, but Vischer addresses it in a way that equips kids to understand what we know for sure, and to accept what we don’t.
“Kids can’t build their faith on speculation, they need to build their faith on understanding,” Vischer said. “What do we know for sure? Let’s give kids that understanding.”