Tag: rod dixon


the loosened tongue: the contagion of prophecy

22nd May

“Is catching prophecy like catching measles?” William Taber asks this question in his pamphlet “The Prophetic Stream.” The language may be playful, but it raises legitimate questions: What role, if any, does the religious community play in the realization of prophetic gifts? Are prophetic gifts enhanced by being around people who are similarly blessed? Do prophetic gifts appear out of the blue, or are they more prone to surface in certain contexts over others?

While it is clear in scripture that the Spirit can manifest when and where She wills (see John 4 and the story of Cornelius in Acts 10), it is equally clear that the Spirit can transfer from one person to the next. Move to chapter 19 of Acts, and we discover that those meeting in Ephesus are found to be in belief about all the facts about Christ, … Read More »



Awaken Series: Technical Considerations of Prophetic Prophecy [2 of 2]

21st May

(one of Antler’s goals is to foster discussion about poetry in religious life–offering content for faith communities to discuss, share, and contemplate. in that vein, we also give careful consideration to ministers who are thinking about using poetry and creative writing as a tool for spiritual formation. to that end, we’re going to be hearing from ministers and members of congregations as part of our “Awaken Series.” before reading this post, it this post is part two of a serial article about poetry and prophetic imagination in a contemporary context. in this post, Rod Dixon outlines issues that could jeopardize the ministry of the poet-prophet and some suggestions on living as a minister. for part one of this serial, please click here: The Shape of Poetic Prophecy)

Technical Considerations of Poetic Prophecy

The conclusion to Walter Brueggemann’s The Prophetic Imagination (which I have encapsulated … Read More »



Awaken Series: The Shape of Poetic Prophecy [1 of 1]

Posted by dave in awaken series, ministry. 4 comments

14th May

[one of Antler's goals is to foster discussion about poetry in religious life--offering content for faith communities to discuss, share, and contemplate. in that vein, we also give careful consideration to ministers who are thinking about using poetry and creative writing as a tool for spiritual formation. to that end, we're going to be hearing from ministers and members of congregations as part of our "Awaken Series." this post is one of two parts about poetry and prophetic imagination in a contemporary context. it establishes some principles that will be elaborated upon in posts to come. enjoy!]

The Shape of Poetic Prophecy

Many believe prophecy to be something that once happened long ago, but a vibrant prophetic witness is crucial if we are to be a vibrant body of Christ today.  Prophecy is one of the … Read More »




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