Here I am in the midst of the Lenten season. I have been reading my Bible, trying to pray, avoiding social media, and really working hard to get myself into a routine that is conducive to good faith practice–that is, I've been working real hard to root our sin and draw closer to Jesus. It… Continue reading How Long?, Lenten Reflection #7
Along with other reading I am doing in the Bible, for example, just today I finished reading the book we call Isaiah, I am reading the Psalms and the Proverbs. I'm not sure I remember exactly where I picked up on the idea, but when I read the Psalms and the Proverbs I do so… Continue reading Reading the Psalms as a Man, Lenten Reflection #6
In a little book I have called Answering God, author Eugene Peterson writes, "But the first requirement of language is not to make us nice but accurate. Prayer is not particularly 'nice.' There is a recognition in prayer of the fiercer aspects of God…Psalm language is not careful about offending our sensibilities; its genius is… Continue reading Learning to Talk, Lenten Reflections #3
It's been a few days since I have written about the Daily Office. That kind of bums me out a little bit because it means I haven't been truly engaged in the Scripture as I want to be. I suppose all of us at some level have these ideas about what we should be doing… Continue reading Daily Office: July 11, 2014
And isn’t it funny who gets upset when Jesus does these things? You know, those who seem to have the most to lose–that is, their power. I love how Jesus simply loves, welcomes, and heals people and in so doing strips away the power of the powerful who will not.
Title: Exposing the Psalms Author: Peter Nevland Publisher: Authentic Media Year: March 2014 Pages: 240 (e-book) Additional Information: Spoken Groove Buy at Amazon: Exposing the Psalms Tree of Psalms project [Disclaimer: Some high ranking government official had a brainchild one day and said that if I didn't inform my readers that I received a free… Continue reading Book Review: Exposing the Psalms
Title: Psalms for Everyone, pt 2, Psalms 73-150 Author: John Goldingay Publisher:Westminster John Knox Press Year: 2014 Pages: 228 [I am required by the FCC to inform you that Westminster John Knox Press provided me with a free e-book preview copy of this book for review purposes. Truth is, I'm afraid not to tell you… Continue reading Book Review: Psalms for Everyone