Isaiah the naked prophet

I am not one for going sky clad, but if I were so inclined it wouldn’t be without biblical precedent. The prophet Isaiah walked around naked for three years in a stunning act of performance art. In the book of Isaiah it is written, “Just as my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot for … Continue reading Isaiah the naked prophet

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Curious about Lilith?

I get people asking me about Lilith from time but there’s not actually much I can say. Lilith doesn’t play any significant part in Christianity. While there is a "lilith" mentioned in the Hebrew scriptures (Isaiah 34:14 for those who want to look it up) it is simply a passing reference to a night creature … Continue reading Curious about Lilith?

Beautiful feet

The prophet Isaiah once wrote: How beautiful upon the mountains     are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness,     who publishes salvation,     who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” I find it worth observing that the beauty of the messenger, and the goodness of the news, are … Continue reading Beautiful feet

Pacifist Prophecies in the Old Testament (Part 3)

Another messianic prophecy with pacifist overtones: Isaiah 9:6-7 For to us a child is born,    to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  Of the greatness of his government and peace     there will be no … Continue reading Pacifist Prophecies in the Old Testament (Part 3)

Pacifist Prophecies in the Old Testament (Part 1)

Yesterday I mentioned that holy war “often featured in the Old Testament, but not always.” I also mentioned that apocalyptic pacifism “emphasizes the difference between old and new covenants as a movement towards climax.” Today I would like to demonstrate how pacifism was anticipated “in the last days” by the prophets of the Old Testament. … Continue reading Pacifist Prophecies in the Old Testament (Part 1)

Social Justice – Isaiah 1:10-26

Dr. Peter T. Cha, Trinity Professor, former pastor and Intervarsity staff worker at the University of Chicago here speaks on the social justice implications of Isaiah 1:10-26. Social Justice - part 1 of 4 Social Justice - part 2 of 4 Social Justice - part 3 of 4 Social Justice - part 4 of 4 … Continue reading Social Justice – Isaiah 1:10-26