Martha Moore-Keish

Martha Moore-Keish teaches theology at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.

Ezekiel 34:21-22 provides a particularly poignant image of God the shepherd’s care for the “least of these”:
Because you pushed with flank and shoulder, and butted at all the weak animals with your horns until you scattered them far and wide, I will save my flock, and they shall no longer be ravaged.
Reading these verses reminds me of a day several years ago, when our family visited a local petting zoo in Atlanta.
November 17, 2014

In my Century lectionary column for this week, I wrote about Zephaniah 1 and 1 Thessalonians 5, with their shared theme of the “day of the Lord.” Zephaniah’s account is particularly fearsome, and it serves as important background for the medieval liturgical text “Dies Irae.” I chose to focus on these passages because they are hard to hear. Initially they seem so alien, and yet on second reflection, their scenes of destruction are so terribly familiar.
November 10, 2014