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Walter Brueggermann and I may have an extremely remote connection. I believe my uncle Dr. Alvin Porteous, author of "Prophetic Voices in Contemporary Theology", was a professor at Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, about 35 years ago.

I listened to Krista's entire interview, a first for me. Had the emphasis been on religion and not poetry I would have turned it off. My assessment of Brueggermann is that he is a thoughtful and wise man despite his theological foundation. I suggest the reason the prophets sound relevant in every age is that the ways we've tried to give meaning to our lives over the millennia were always "falling apart".

The topic in the conversation which stood above the rest was images of God. I think he would not argue too strenuously against my: "God"