I Am Not A Prophet – Amos 7:12-15 #Throwback


We’re on summer vacation! The Queer Theology podcast has been “on air” for 4 years and over 200 episodes. All summer long, we’re releasing a throwback episode that looks at the upcoming week’s lectionary. Here’s your first one!

This week Brian and Fr. Shay tackle a short (and rather random) passage from the book of Amos. What does Amos’s response to being called a prophet have to teach us today? What does it mean to be a prophet in our own communities? All this and more on this week’s podcast.

Read the transcript (PDF)

Amos 7:12-15

Amaziah said to Amos, “You who see things, go, run away to the land of Judah, eat your bread there, and prophesy there; but never again prophesy at Bethel, for it is the king’s holy place and his royal house.”

Amos answered Amaziah, “I am not a prophet, nor am I a prophet’s son; but I am a shepherd, and a trimmer of sycamore trees. But the Lord took me from shepherding the flock, and the Lord said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to my people Israel.’

This article was published by Brian Murphy