Amos 5-6, pt.2

Think about not only how our worship, but also how our reading of Scripture, our theology, our church politics, and our allegiance to institutional structures and dogma interfere with and prevent us from seeing the world as God sees the world and from carrying out those actions necessary to create and maintain the just and righteous society envisioned by the prophets and by Christ himself. 

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Amos 5-6, pt.1

Read Chapter 6 carefully and see if and how Amos speaks to the present-day economy.  Do we, both individually and in the general socio-economic reality of America, fall under Amos’ condemnation?  Does this chapter speak to any of our current economic policy debates or is this chapter simply a historic artefact? 

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Amos 3-4, pt.1

A second way of looking at Amos’ criticism, is that the wealthy believed they could continue in their unjust conduct so long as they paid God off with their frequent sacrifices.  Think about how your type of worship can easily become a me-centric empty formalism where God is no longer the object of the service.

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