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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February 12, 2017

Reading Hosea 11:1-11 (NRSV) In the book of Hosea, God comes to the prophet to demonstrate faithful love despite the unfaithfulness of the people. What do we know about this prophet? In today's reading, all the words are God's words. The words reveal no background about the prophet; they say nothing about Hosea. Or do … Continue reading February 12, 2017