According to the superscriptions in your Bible, there are nine Psalms that the “sons of Korah” wrote to the “choirmaster”. It sounds like they were a family or tribe of songwriters and worship leaders with a passion for others to learn how to worship the King and God they knew. –Psalm 42 To the choirmaster. A … More The Sons of Korah Know!
The idea in this periodic series is to write a poem of personal reflection for each Psalm in the Psalter. This is the offering for Psalm 116. Don’t think of any as high art. Think of these offerings as one poor man’s desire to draw nearer to Christ. New entries will generally appear on Sunday … More The Importance of Pain to Worship
The world owes a great debt to Charles Wesley as a pastor, missionary, theologian and hymn writer. But the much-love hymn, “And Can It Be”, has some very bad theology in the third stanza. He left His Father’s throne above So free, so infinite His grace— Emptied Himself of all but love, And bled for … More Did Christ “Empty Himself” of all But Love?
A Reflection on Psalm 148 (with an assist from the video below) Read Psalm 148 (or maybe 1, 8, 19, 146-150) The music of this video is hauntingly beautiful. I could listen to it for hours. Coupled with the images of a starling murmuration, it is hypnotic. But near the end of the video, there … More Starlings Painting Whales
While meditating on Psalm 105, some simple lines to remind my soul that there is such a thing as glory. With apologies to Rich Mullin, there is glory in every page of Scripture if we rightly discern its subject. However circuitious, the subject is always Christ. God’s glory is on display and we all need … More There is Such a Thing as Glory
Monday Musings How do we learn to worship God? David shows us the way. My soul thirsts for you (v. 1) My soul faints for you, I have looked for you in the sanctuary (v. 2) So David, in the wilderness of Judah hunted God with his soul and with passion, and here in this … More How Worship Begins
Curated Content to Encourage Thinking Back by popular demand. I am going to start curating content and supplying links from my reading again after a three year hiatus. Many have asked me to continue but it was Mark Smith that was the “last straw” tipping the scales. These weekend links, books and blog reviews do … More Curated for Thought
He has a name above every name. One day, perhaps one day soon, “Every knee will bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:10-11) The good news of the gospel is the sound of God … More Reck With This if Ye Will
Reading with the Pastor Joshua 11, Revelation 15, and Psalm 103 Read Psalm 103 15 As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; 16 for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and … More “My Green and Grassy Days”
Freya cries golden tears in this photo print detail reproduction of a painting inspired by a Norse Myth. (Artist: Gustaf Klimt) Psalm 88 O Lord, the God of my salvation, I have cried out by day and in the night before You Let my prayers come before You Incline … More “For my soul has had enough troubles”