Tony Golsby-Smith

Habakkuk - Hope in Dark Times

This is our latest talk from Gospel conversations. it was also our first face to face forum in a couple of years. Tony took us through the great minor prophet Habakkuk whom he calls the ‘Hamlet’ of the Old Testament. Habakkuk is like Hamlet, because the whole book, all three chapters, is an extended inner dialogue between the prophet and God. It is thus not so much a book about prophecies, but a book about the mind of the prophet. In particular it is a book about hope – and hope in dark times since Habakkuk was commenting in the dark last days of the Jewish experiment. Tony shows how the literary structure of the book, can teach us a lot about how to meditate, and how to reflect on our version of ‘dark times’, whatever they may be for us as individuals.

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Hope in Dark Times: the journey to hope in Habakkuk

Tony Golsby-Smith

Tony will kick us off with a journey through the unique little book of Habakkuk whom Tony likes to call the ‘Hamlet’ of the OT.

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