The Psalms: Who Are They About and For?

Interrupting Our Regularly Scheduled Post [The following is excerpted from a longer article, “Seeing Christ in the Psalms”. This is offered today in place of our next Psalter installment to help believers read (and sing) the Psalms to greater effect. God-willing,...
Checking Our World vs. Word Ratio

Checking Our World vs. Word Ratio

A Whisper into the Wind The world has a million microphones and they’re all in use. I confess that as a pastor I sometimes hear my voice as one little hand-held low-wattage mic up against a million; a faint whisper spoken into a 150 MPH headwind. The volume, the...

Psalm 14 – “From Out of Zion”

 “You will find this same psalm over in Psalm 53, with hardly any alteration. Why is this? Did the Holy Spirit take such special notice of the sayings and deeds of a fool, that one expression of them was not enough? Or are the babblings and madness of a fool so...
An MRI, Panic, and the Fragility of Me

An MRI, Panic, and the Fragility of Me

What Panic Feels Like I now know what an actual panic attack feels like, and I hope never to feel it again. But I do want to write about it in the hope that others might find a little help from it. Minimally, some might be comforted just in knowing that they are not...

Psalm 13 – How Long O Lord

“[Psalm 13] was, doubtless, more than once the language of [David], that much tried man of God, and is intended to express the feelings of the people of God in those ever-returning trials which beset them. If [you] have never yet found occasion to use the language of...