The Bivocational Prophet

For many of us, the prophets seem like weird people that are impossible to relate to. But when we look close, these strange people begin to look a little more human. Take Amos for example. Amos never seemed to plan on becoming a prophet, but was flung into the role by God. He recounts his own…

The Husband-Wife Prophet Team

For many of us, the prophets seem like weird people that are impossible to relate to. But  when we look close, these strange people begin to look a little more human. For example, we could make mention that Isaiah had a wife who was a “prophetess.” The two of them both did the same kind…

Hosea the Family-Man Prophet

For many of us, the prophets seem like weird people that are impossible to relate to. But  when we look close, these strange people begin to look a little more human. Take Hosea for example. Imagine a prophet not only walking home to see his wife, but a prophet who also has three kids that…

Ezekiel the Married Prophet

For many of us, the prophets seem like weird people that are impossible to relate to. They come across almost as “other-worldly” at times and we struggle to imagine having their experiences. Because of this, we never expect to have their kind of experiences and we cut the Holy Spirit off from working in us…

Responding to the Prophet’s Call

The prophetic life can be a hard life because it often requires us to share Godly messages with a world that doesn’t want to hear them. And ironically it’s sometimes outsiders like Nineveh who hear and respond with immediacy and insiders like Israel who kill the messenger. Sadly, the false prophets that gave Israel words…