Blog Posts - Psalms



Strange text written on an Egyptian papyrus. It contains a magical invocation used by ancient Christians

A Greek papyrus dating back some 1,500 years from an ancient Egyptian city refers to Jesus' Last Supper and manna from heaven.A small Egyptian papyrus discovered John Rylands library Research Institute of the University of Manchester, it contains one...
by Potent Scientia Est on Nov 22, 2016

Journey in the Dark

God delights to transform lives.  There are many ways to depict this journey of transformation, but let’s focus on one example from the Old Testament.  In Psalms 130 and 131 we have a three-picture portrayal of a life transformed by God’s goodn...
by Biblical Preaching on Sep 1, 2016

7 Benefits Found in the Shadow of the Almighty

Thirty years ago I asked my wife to marry me. We had been very close friends for several months and spent a lot of time together before we decided to start dating. Before we were married I always hated having to say goodnight and we had to go back to...
by The Good Life on Aug 24, 2016

God's Favor Towards Us

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. (Psalm 84:11)According to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, the word favor means "fr...
by The Good Life on Aug 14, 2016

Hollow, Sleepy Hollow

It was recently announced that Fox has renewed Sleepy Hollow for a fourth season. Please! No spoilers in the comments (as if)! I’m running a season behind so I want to protect my innocence. The announcement coincided with the happy … Continue...

Sky Gods

One of the unspoken prompts for writing Weathering the Psalms was the unscientific idea that God is somehow associated with the sky. To my mind this has more to say about what religion is beyond the recognition that Anu, El, … Continue reading...

Dear UMC: Please No New Denominations

Personal Note This is the first time I’m writing a blog post for Unsettled Christianity—or any blog post, for that matter. I want to thank Joel Watts for the opportunity to share these thoughts on Unsettled Christianity. Schism—a sad possibilit...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Jul 20, 2016

Lord, while they curse, may you bless

King David’s depression: Psalm 109 study on verbal abuses: King David expresses the mental and emotional anguish of a person oppressed by verbal abuses. The weapons they use are words. … Continue reading →...

Psalm Songs: The Best New Worship Music You Might Not Have Heard Yet

I wrote about the Psalms as descriptive and prescriptive not long ago: The writers of the Psalms give language to the whole range of emotions: from gratitude to fear, from joy to lamentation, from petition to thanksgiving, from intimate, private pray...
by Words on the Word on Jul 18, 2016

Cryptology 46

Four centuries ago this year William Shakespeare died. In the literary world there have been lots of commemorations going on, and all the fuss reminded me of a post I’d written some years back concerning Psalm 46. While teaching at … Continue...

5 Things You Must Do To Keep Your Head Up When Life Gets You Down

All of us at times feel overwhelmed by circumstances around us. During times of difficulty and trials Satan will try to sneak up on us and whisper lies into our ear and say things like, "If God really loves you then why is he letting this happen to y...
by The Good Life on Jun 24, 2016

The unnerving Psalms…raw, brutal pleas

I once had a post entitled: Zap them God! Break their teeth! The imprecatory Psalms – in which I discuss different …Continue reading →...
by Enough Light on Jun 3, 2016

praise and worship in spirit and in truth

Today we meditate on a happy song from David, a praise song to God. David talks frankly about his personal experience with God: his pride that caused God to turn … Continue reading →...
by Narrow Gate to heaven? on May 28, 2016

Book Review: John Thomas and Frank Macchia, Revelation (THNTC)

Thomas, John Christopher and Frank D. Macchia. Revelation. Two Horizons New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2016. 692 pp. Pb; $36.   Link to Eerdmans   This new addition to the Two Horizons series from Eerdmans by John Thomas...
by Reading Acts on May 16, 2016

Book Review: John Thomas and Frank Macchia, Revelation (THNTC)

Thomas, John Christopher and Frank D. Macchia. Revelation. Two Horizons New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2016. 692 pp. Pb; $36.   Link to Eerdmans   This new addition to the Two Horizons series from Eerdmans by John Thomas...
by Reading Acts on May 16, 2016

Book Review: Allen P. Ross, A Commentary on the Psalms, Volume 3 (90-150)

 Ross. Allen P. A Commentary on the Psalms. Volume 3 (90-150). Grand Rapids, Mich. Kregel, 2016. 1040 pp. Hb; $49.99. Link to Kregel. Allen Ross’s third volume of his Psalms commentary brings to completion this major contribution to the study of...
by Reading Acts on May 5, 2016

Book Review: Allen P. Ross, A Commentary on the Psalms, Volume 3 (90-150)

 Ross. Allen P. A Commentary on the Psalms. Volume 3 (90-150). Grand Rapids, Mich. Kregel, 2016. 1040 pp. Hb; $49.99. Link to Kregel. Allen Ross’s third volume of his Psalms commentary brings to completion this major contribution to the study of...
by Reading Acts on May 5, 2016

So then what?

HI!I sure hope you are having a great week so far. I am!I wanted to take a moment and thank my friend Charlene for the additional info and confirmation about my little plant.  It's called Elephant Food and it really does only need to be wat...
by Rose Vignettes on May 4, 2016

Do the Twist

A used book sale is like a box of chocolates, if I may abscond with a simile that fits many scenarios. After all, you are there to buy books that others have discarded. Some of them show their age rather … Continue reading →...

Watch This Brilliant Conversation Between Bono & Eugene Peterson on Art, Faith & Being Honest with God

What happens when U2's Bono pays a visit to his favourite Christian author, Eugene Peterson? This wonderful conversation results: two creative minds talking about art, music, the Bible, and emotional honesty. Bono and Peterson couldn't live in more d...
by Sheridan Voysey on May 1, 2016


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