Prophetic Dissonance (Part 4): Joel’s Day of the Lord

As Israel fell to Assyria and Judah fell to Babylon, the people of God had to do some serious soul-searching. Continue reading “Prophetic Dissonance (Part 4): Joel’s Day of the Lord”

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Prophetic Dissonance (Part 3): Ezekiel’s Vision of a Mobile Throne

Both Isaiah and Ezekiel have visions of God seated on the throne at the beginning of their ministries, yet whereas Isaiah’s vision is well-known among Christians, Ezekiel’s is decidedly less well-known. Continue reading “Prophetic Dissonance (Part 3): Ezekiel’s Vision of a Mobile Throne”

Prophetic Dissonance (Part 2): Isaiah’s Vision and the Purity Code

Isaiah’s vision of God in the Temple is well-known, and is often used in connection with the “send me” narrative adopted for and by missionaries. Continue reading “Prophetic Dissonance (Part 2): Isaiah’s Vision and the Purity Code”

Prophetic Dissonance (Part 1): Telling National Myths from the Bottom Up

In 1980 Howard Zinn, a political scientist, published a book called The People’s History of the United States. Continue reading “Prophetic Dissonance (Part 1): Telling National Myths from the Bottom Up”