Scripture on the Hill - The Book of Revelation

Reading the Gospels as a Work of Mercy

Scripture on the Hill is a four-session workshop for adults, including students of Mount Mercy University, seeking a deeper understanding of the Scriptures.

The program is sponsored by the Mount Mercy University Institute, Pastoral Leadership Program, and Mission and Ministry Area. 

Learn how the Book of Revelation is:

  • A letter from a Christian named John to the churches of Asia Minor
  • Prophecy in the best biblical sense of the word (God through Jesus speaking to God’s people)
  • Apocalyptic literature and how it shares many features with other Jewish and Christian apocalypses



  • The power and elusiveness of its intriguing symbols
  • The cosmic scope of its narrative
  • The beauty of its liturgical worship
  • The nearness of “the end” woven into the fabric of the entire book
  • The hope (not fear) that God will soon intervene once again as God had consistently done in the past, especially in the death and resurrection of Jesus


Appreciate how the Book of Revelation:

  • Is “crisis literature,” a Christian prophet and seer’s expression of the Church’s dangling at the end of its rope
  • Has been the motor behind social movements in history
  • Can be a “message for our time.”


About Bill Mulcahey, S.S.L.

Bill taught in the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department at Mount Mercy. He has taught in the Archdiocesan Lay Formation program's formation classes. Before moving to Cedar Rapids in 2002, Bill and his family lived in Central and South America for 15 years where he divided his time working in and forming communidades de base cristianas (basic Christian communities) and teaching and serving as an administrator in universities and seminaries in Panama, Ecuador, and Nicaragua.

Bill received his Licentiate in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, Italy.

He and his family are members of St. Matthew Parish in Cedar Rapids.


Please RSVP here by June 1

For more information, contact Jean Bjorseth at:
319-363-1323 ext. 1494


Meeting on Wednesdays:
June 10, 17, 24 and July 1
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Curriculum Center, Busse Libary

Please RSVP here by June 1
Free will offerings will be accepted
to offset series costs