The Rev. J.P. Cima, a missionary and theological educator for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) in Cambodia, joined the podcast again to talk about teaching the book of Hosea to students in Cambodia.
He provides a quick summary of the book and then digs deeply into two particular aspects of Hosea, namely the metaphor of God as a lion and God’s command to Hosea to marry a promiscuous woman. Cima discussed this surprising command of God and how the Cambodians received this teaching.
This book sitting at the beginning of the minor prophets provides plenty of surprising twists and incredible depth. We only touched on a couple of these points, and Cima did a great job of explaining how he expressed this to the Cambodians.
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