April 28, May 5, 12, and 19
Walter Brueggemann, arguably America’s leading Old Testament scholar and theologian, takes us on a wild ride through the poetic prophecy of the Hebrew Scripture, identifying cultural contexts, putting a framework to Israel’s history, and, most significantly—and times challengingly!—drawing connections between Israel’s sociological, economic and spiritual status and that of America today.
What was the message of these remarkable poet-prophets in their own time and place? What is their message for us today? Who are today’s prophetic voices? How has the contemporary church been coopted by culture? What steps can we take to reclaim the prophetic message of distributive justice, nonviolence, loss and hope? And what is your role in bringing God’s perspective to today’s society?
Each session begins with a 10-15 minute video presentation by Walter Brueggemann, followed by filmed interaction with a diverse small group.
Join us in the Skylight Room from 9:00-9:45 to discuss how we understand and hear the Old Testament prophet’s calls to action as well as the call to action of prophets today.