Social Justice in the Minor Prophets, Part 6: Finality and the Finale

Social Justice in the Minor Prophets, Part 6: Finality and the Finale

In this final installment of a series on Social Justice and the Minor Prophets, it is only fitting that we end with a picture of the End. Though Malachi was not the last biblical book to be written (Ezra-Nehemiah and Chronicles followed), there is a sense in which the prophetic voice gives a vivid culmination to the types of problems and solutions

Social Justice in the Minor Prophets, Part 5: When the Prophetic Message Touches Our Pocket Books

Social Justice in the Minor Prophets, Part 5: When the Prophetic Message Touches Our Pocket Books

Most notions of social justice in the world today carry some enunciation of a call for economic equality, stability, and propriety. What demarcates the biblical notion of social justice from non-biblical views is its association with the prophetic word, the foundational importance of God’s revealed will (ethics), and the recognition of our fallen h

Social Justice and the Minor Prophets, Part 1

Social Justice and the Minor Prophets, Part 1

God cares about people, and because we live in a world of sin, his care extends to advocating justice. However, one of the most misunderstood and misapplied aspects of theology in the Hebrew Bible (HB; what Christians call the Old Testament) is social justice. It has been so politicized in North America that no longer is the Bible central to our un

How to Read Prophecy Part 1 – Promising Principles and Problematic Pitfalls

How to Read Prophecy Part 1 – Promising Principles and Problematic Pitfalls

As the people of God living in the last days, a perennial question that demands clarity is, “How should we study, understand, and apply the prophetic messages of the Bible?”[1] As I had the task of teaching on biblical prophecy several years ago, it became apparent to me that I was not as clear on the matter as needed. So,I started a journey to tak