Dr. Brian Bantum reflects on next week’s lectionary reading:
“Prophetic creativity does not allow us to receive old teachings passively. It requires us to walk through the streets, hearing and seeing one another, so that our dissonance and our discordant harmonies might preach.
This week we read in Deuteronomy of God’s exhortations to Israel to resist the idolatry of the land they will enter—and of God’s promise to call a prophet from among them. I wonder who will be the prophets in our own moment. Who will call us to see the ways our lives are bent around profane poles made by human hands?”
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