Lament in Exile

One of the most remarkable things about the Bible is that in it we find a narrative told from the perspective of the poor, the oppressed, the enslaved, the conquered, the occupied, the defeated. This is what makes it prophetic. We know that history is written by the winners. This is true—except in the case of the Bible it’s the opposite. This is the subversive genius of the Hebrew prophets. They wrote from a bottom-up perspective.
— Brian Zahnd

Psalm 137

Sunday, July 6, 2014