Jesus, the Psalms, the Cross, Lenten Reflection #8

I wish I could do this for a living–blogging or writing or spending all my time thinking about Scripture and helping others discover kernels of delight and morsels of joy. There's so much to take in on every page and it sincerely makes me happy to share it with others. My Psalm reading is still… Continue reading Jesus, the Psalms, the Cross, Lenten Reflection #8

Skycast: On the Journey With and Without God: Psalm 22

Welcome to the Life Under the Blue Sky Skycast (Podcast). In this installment, I will explore Psalm 22. You can access the sermon manuscript and lectionary notes here. Here’s an excerpt from the sermon: The Psalm doesn’t end with all the wavering and tossing to and fro. It doesn’t end with the ups and downs.… Continue reading Skycast: On the Journey With and Without God: Psalm 22

Lectionary Notes: Psalm 22

Here is my second installment of this week’s study notes. These notes are for Psalm 22. There are 13 pages of notes, quotes, outlines, and exegesis. Author’s who are referenced include John Piper, Eugene Peterson, Stanley Hauerwas, Michael Wilcock, CS Lewis and more. You can download the entire MS Word formatted set of notes from… Continue reading Lectionary Notes: Psalm 22

New Pastor’s Prayer Thoughts is Up

Friends, In this newest post, I continue my series on developing the language of prayer by looking at six very short (one or two line) prayers found in the Old and New Testaments. Prayer, says Eugene Peterson, is one of the best ways to express the rather gritty nature of our humanity. We should think… Continue reading New Pastor’s Prayer Thoughts is Up