Monthly Archives: August 2016

Why Study Psalms?

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Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
~Psalm 139:23 (NIV)

The book of Psalms is easily one of the most well-known and well-loved in the whole of Scripture. A collection of ancient praise songs, it has inspired poets and musicians to produce their own works of art in praise to God. Most recently, Bono, the lead singer of U2, shared his own love of the Psalms in a conversation with author and biblical commentator Eugene Peterson. They have been chanted, sung, and read devotionally by countless Christians down through the ages.

Yet, if I’m honest, very rarely have I heard the Psalms preached. Continue reading

Trust is Given

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Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about the interwoven themes of accountability and community. If you talk to anyone in ministry, they would say that both are essential for having a growing relationship with God and with others. And one of the virtues at the center of both of these discipleship ingredients is trust.

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