Micah the Prophet & John Denver

Each year I teach on the book of Micah as we cover the minor prophets in my Old Testament survey class. In general, we don’t read or know much about these “minor” prophets. This includes Micah.

In particular was speaking to the small towns “out in the country,” if you will (what they called the Shephelah). And, so, to introduce this small book, I always kick off with John Denver’s “Thank God I’m a Country Boy.” I am no country music fan, but I love this song.

And, hopefully, some students will now remember even a little about the prophet Micah.

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Music Monday – Toad the Wet Sprocket

Toad-The-Wet-Sprocket-Walk-On-The-Ocean-437113Today’s Music Monday is brought to you by a song from the 80’s-90’s band, Toad the Wet Sprocket (though they did recently release a new album in 2013).

The song I want to introduce you to is Walk on the Ocean, which was released on their 1991 album, fear. The album went platinum. Though they are more known for the song, All I Want, from this particular album, it is the song, Walk on the Ocean, I would like to introduce you to (or remind you of).

Listen below.

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