October 15, 2017

Reading Amos 5: 21-24 (NRSV) Biblical prophets are megaphones to help cut through people's complacency and hear God's voice. In today's reading, notice the extreme phrases the prophet attributes to God: I hate, I despise.... I take no delight.... I will not accept.... I will not look upon.... Take away from me.... I will not … Continue reading October 15, 2017

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July 14, 2013

Reading Amos 7:7-17; Luke 10:25-37 (NRSV) The historical link between today‚Äôs readings from the Old and New Testament provides a different perspective for both passages. In the Old Testament reading, God gives farmer Amos a message for the people of Israel. Amos says that God has set a standard for upright behavior, like a plumb … Continue reading July 14, 2013