Truth Speaks to Power Week 4: Elisha


  • In what ways does Elisha speak truth to power?
  • Are there any ways in which Elisha seems co-opted?
  • Comment on the links to Jesus and John the Baptist.
  • Speaking to Episcopalians, Brueggmann writes, “the Episcopal church…meets regularly in its liturgy to deconstruct and dismiss the managers of power and to show and attest that the real action, guided by God’s spirit of truth, is somewhere else, sometimes in the body of Christ and broadly in the sweet of God’s own spirit in the affairs of the world.” Is this assessment accurate? Is it true of most churches?
  • What alternative vision(s) does Elisha cast?


Comments & Responses

One Response so far.

  1. Mary Langer Thompson says:

    I’d really like to hear from the Episcopalians about the liturgy Walter Brueggemann refers to. I’m Presbyterian and have heard we are to be in the world but not of it. I know Catholics believe we are supposed to pray for those in power whether we support them or not. What other traditions are out there about how we are to relate to power?