Tue, Feb 28|
Christian Conversations: Prophets
Lecture will be posted Feb 21, in-person discussion Feb 28
Time & Location
Feb 28, 2023, 1:00 p.m. – Mar 01, 2023, 1:00 p.m.
Edmonton, 8510 95 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 1Y7, Canada
About the event
In the 1st Testament, the prophets were the charismatic commentators on social, political, economic and religious issues of the day, that offered a safety valve within a system ruled by kings. They were often political figure – scathing speakers against religious norms. This lecture will consider some of the early prophets, such as Amos, the most radical voice of the times. Rev. Sandy will provide insights into the nature and role of the prophets, as well as the relationship between the prophets and kings of the 1st Testament, in comparison to their relationship with the leaders of the Roman Empire in the 2nd Testament. He will speak to the constructs of the prophets of the 1st Testament, then the interpretation to involve Jesus in the Jewish saga
Tuesday February 22nd, 2023 – Lecture will be available on Strathearn’s YouTube page.
You are then invited to participate in an in-person, follow-up discussion.
Date: Tuesday, February 28th, 2023
Time: 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Strathearn United Church – Upper Room
Points for discussion may include:
- Why are the Prophets the last books of the 1st Testament?
- Was Jesus a prophet?
- What is the role of prophets today?
- Who are some current figures that we might consider to be prophets?
ALL ARE WELCOME!