A quote from George Vandervelde on the role of the prophet as described in Amos. This quote radically redefines the role of prophets in modern evangelical theology.
Adam learned about himself and God through animals. The Proverbs also show us how Solomon gained his wisdom: by studying the animals. How do the animals teach us? Can theology justify a degree in zoology?
James Jordan tells us that man is a “special symbol” of God. That is to say, we can learn about God by viewing man. It also works in reverse: what God is, man is to be. I want to add a third dimension: what God is, man is to be, and Satan is a reverse image of that.