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On Scripture Feature Articles by Walter Brueggemann
 
Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary. He is the world's leading interpreter of the Old Testament and is the author of numerous books, including Westminster John Knox Press best sellers such as Genesis and First and Second Samuel in the Interpretation series, An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination, and Reverberations of Faith: A Theological Handbook of Old Testament Themes.
 
Selfie Culture and True Community
The modern world for the last four hundred years has been largely committed to the autonomous self, an individual who is without social burden or obligation. From the... 
 
Who am I? Rant vs. Relationship
This poem in Hosea, by the force of prophetic imagination, takes us inside the troubled interiority of God. It does not, however, start there. It begins, rather, with an... 
 
Walter Brueggemann on Wisdom
This text is one of the loveliest and most important biblical texts that respond to the question: “What is the world like? How does it work?” The text is framed as a... 
 
A Covenant of Neighborly Justice: Break the Chains of Quid Pro Quo
In this season of Lent, this text of summons may be a sobering one for us. In this election season amid shrill or buoyant rhetoric, we may not notice that there real choices to... 
 
Free Speech: A License to Destroy or A Responsibility to Build Up
Many countries in the global community do not have the right to free speech. In the US, our right to speak out is protected under the constitution. How well do we live up to the... 
 
Ferguson & Forgiveness
Lent is our season of honesty. It is a time when we may break out of our illusions to face the reality of our life in preparation for Easter, a radical new beginning. 
 
God Beyond All Relationships and Agendas
Exodus 19-24 enacts an agreement of mutual fidelity between YHWH and Israel. That covenant consists in two major parts: YHWH’s commands set the requirement of covenant in... 
 
Walter Brueggemann on The Liturgy Of The Passion, An On Scripture Feature a reflection by Walter Brueggemann with a focus on Isaiah 50:4-9 and Mark 1:14-15 (Mar 24, 2013). More Bible Study and Sermons Resources From Walter Brueggemann : The voice that speaks in Isaiah 50:4 – 9 is the poet of the exile himself.  Here he offers an autobiographical reflection on his call as a prophet sent by God to... 
 
Who Will Be America's Next Leader?
The old king, David, is dead. It is time to pick his successor as king. In retrospect it seems obvious that his son, Solomon, was his rightful heir. In the moment, however, the... 
 
Failed Kings and the Good Shepherd
In Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24, Ezekiel ponders a) how his society has come to the disaster of destruction and deportation and, b) how to move forward beyond the disaster. He...
 
The Great Day of the Lord Is Near
This poem features extravagant language about a coming time of loss, disaster, distress, and suffering. It is commonly dated to the time before Jerusalem was destroyed by...
 
Making the God Decision
This week’s text, Joshua 24: 1-3a, 14-25, features a great dramatic meeting as the culmination of arriving in the land of promise. The Bible thus far has traced the journey... 
 
The Oracle of Newness
Like other prophets before him, Jeremiah has spent ample shrill time and energy on the claim that Israel has systematically and long-term violated the covenant agreement of Mt
 
 
 

 
 

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