This study challenges study groups to join the prophets in being boundary-crossers; to cross the boundary between religion and politics, or that boundary between "us" and "them". Amos’ and Hosea’s message is surely relevant for a society such as ours, divided on issues of theology, politics, economics, government, and morality. We need to hear about God’s tough love and amazing grace which are extended by the Lord to a people who have often broken the divine heart. 8 parts
Introduction to the Old Testament Prophets
Amos: The Boundary Between Church and State
The Boundary Between "Us" and "Them"
The Boundary Between Worship & Service
Hosea: Do You Put Your Trust in the Baals
Do You Put Your Trust in the Cultus
Do You Put Your Trust in the Political
Idolatries, ... and "the End"