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The Costly Loss of the OT Prophets

2019 Calvin Symposium on Worship | Workshop

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Old Testament prophetic texts are hard. They are hard to preach, and they can be hard to understand. Because of this—with the exception of a few messianic passages that show up during Advent and Holy Week—the prophetic books rarely get a hearing in most North American churches. Yet without the prophets we are left with a truncated understanding of the mission of God and God’s redemptive work. In this workshop we explore common themes in the Old Testament prophets and their importance for shaping the Christian imagination today. We also consider strategies and ideas for recovering the preaching and study of the prophets within our church communities.