Into the Pray

What Manner of Man is the Prophet? (feat. Gregg Cunningham)

July 23, 2021 Nick & Mairi Franks Season 4 Episode 7
Into the Pray
What Manner of Man is the Prophet? (feat. Gregg Cunningham)
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Into the Pray
What Manner of Man is the Prophet? (feat. Gregg Cunningham)
Jul 23, 2021 Season 4 Episode 7
Nick & Mairi Franks

Hello!

Thank you all very much for listening to this podcast!

We're delighted this week to introduce our first Friday guest of this new season as our focus on "all of the prophets" unfolds.

Gregg Cunningham is the Executive Director of the Centre of Bio-Ethical Reform based in California, USA. Greg is a former two-term Member of The Pennsylvania House of Representatives where he introduced legislation which ended public funding for abortion. He was also a prime sponsor of the Abortion Control Act. He is a retired U.S. Air Force Reserve Colonel with six years of active duty service and twenty-five years in the ready reserve. He is also a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War. Read Gregg's full bio here.

In this guest session looking at the prophets, Greg steers us through Abraham Heschel's classic work of the same title. Read Gregg's full,  45-bullet-point excerpt here.

We wanted to explore something of Heschel at this stage because of the importance he’s made in our own understanding about the gift of prophecy in the Old and New Testaments. Nick's book, Body Zero, gives a whole chapter to one of Heschel's main insights - divine pathos.

Here's what Heschel says in his opening chapter,

"Indeed, the sort of crimes and even the amount of delinquency that fill the prophets of Israel with dismay do not go beyond that which we regard as normal, as typical ingredients of social dynamics . To us a single act of injustice--cheating in business, exploitation of the poor - is slight; to the prophets, a disaster. To us injustice is injurious to the welfare of the people; to the prophets it is a deathblow to existence: to us, an episode; to them, a catastrophe, a threat to the world."

Please consider sharing this podcast to your networks for us!

If you would like to support this podcast and/or our wider work, please see here.

Calling YESHUA (a new film and song of worship calling for national repentance) will be available at the end of July 2021 - more info here.

Love & maranatha!

N&M xx




Show Notes

Hello!

Thank you all very much for listening to this podcast!

We're delighted this week to introduce our first Friday guest of this new season as our focus on "all of the prophets" unfolds.

Gregg Cunningham is the Executive Director of the Centre of Bio-Ethical Reform based in California, USA. Greg is a former two-term Member of The Pennsylvania House of Representatives where he introduced legislation which ended public funding for abortion. He was also a prime sponsor of the Abortion Control Act. He is a retired U.S. Air Force Reserve Colonel with six years of active duty service and twenty-five years in the ready reserve. He is also a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War. Read Gregg's full bio here.

In this guest session looking at the prophets, Greg steers us through Abraham Heschel's classic work of the same title. Read Gregg's full,  45-bullet-point excerpt here.

We wanted to explore something of Heschel at this stage because of the importance he’s made in our own understanding about the gift of prophecy in the Old and New Testaments. Nick's book, Body Zero, gives a whole chapter to one of Heschel's main insights - divine pathos.

Here's what Heschel says in his opening chapter,

"Indeed, the sort of crimes and even the amount of delinquency that fill the prophets of Israel with dismay do not go beyond that which we regard as normal, as typical ingredients of social dynamics . To us a single act of injustice--cheating in business, exploitation of the poor - is slight; to the prophets, a disaster. To us injustice is injurious to the welfare of the people; to the prophets it is a deathblow to existence: to us, an episode; to them, a catastrophe, a threat to the world."

Please consider sharing this podcast to your networks for us!

If you would like to support this podcast and/or our wider work, please see here.

Calling YESHUA (a new film and song of worship calling for national repentance) will be available at the end of July 2021 - more info here.

Love & maranatha!

N&M xx