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.’