The Poetic and the Prophetic

The poetic and the prophetic are related.
The poet and the prophet are often one and the same.

The Hebrew prophets were artistic poets.
Their songs giving melody to a God-breathed perspective.
Their poems were holy in their imagination—
An alternative to the tyranny of the status quo.

These God-obsessed poets were the prophets of the holy… “What if?”
What if justice rolled down like a mighty river?
What if swords were turned into ploughshares?
What if the government were on God’s shoulders?

And the Hebrew poets weren’t the only prophets.
The Apostle Paul calls the Greek poet Epimenides a prophet.
In a pagan hymn it’s Epimenides who sang of God—
“In him we live, and move, and have our being.”
The soul of the poet is the seed-bed of prophecy.

So where do we find the poet-prophets today?
More likely than not their making music—
Singers, songwriters, musicians.
Let him who has ears to hear, hear!

Finding God on your iPod begins Sunday, July 28th and runs through every service in August.


The songs to be used in Finding God On Your iPod is a closely guarded secret.
The NSA, WikiLeaks, and Edward Snowden are all just dying to know.