The Story Behind "Minor League"
Fri., Jun. 17. 2016 1:31pm EDT
In theological circles, they sometimes say you should major in the majors and minor in the minors (i.e. focus on the essential doctrines of the faith while allowing for differences of opinion in non-essential matters).
This CD, however, majors in the Minors – the Minor Prophets, that is. That would be the last 12 books of the Old Testament, from Hosea through Malachi.
As noted theologian Junior Asparagus once said, "Little guys can do big things, too." God left a major Messianic trail through the Minor Prophets, including such places as Hosea 2:23, 11:1; Micah 5:2; Zechariah 3:8-9, 6:12-13, 9:9, 12:10, 14:4; and Malachi 3:1-4, 4:2-6.
In fact, Jesus cited a Minor Prophet as the ultimate sign that He was the Messiah: "For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth" (Matthew 12:40).
No member of ApologetiX has ever played in a minor league game, but we have played at a couple minor league games – for the Philadelphia Phantoms hockey club (2003) and the Binghamton Mets baseball club (2010).
Also, in 2007, we attended the Great Falls Voyagers baseball game in Montana, where our own Keith Haynie threw out the first pitch. As the old New York Yankees manager Casey Stengel, himself a former minor leaguer, used to say, "You could look it up." But look up the Minor Prophets instead!