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The Psalms in Our Worship (Part 5)

As we turn to Psalm 8, let me present here a talk I gave a couple of years ago in chapel.  I’m not sure what to add, so maybe it will be of use to you. Out of the Mouth of Infants “O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is your name in all the earth.”  The Bible is a...

The Psalms in our Worship (part 4)

It’s been awhile since the last post.  Things have been busy here, with all sorts of pre-semester work, including a great trip by our faculty to DFW to meet with ministry leaders there, and as recently as yesterday, the inauguration of our 11th president. ...

The Psalms in Our Worship (part 3)

One of the more disturbing aspects of worship in Christian congregations today is the strong bias toward good cheer and superficial encouragement, no matter the circumstances, no matter the feelings that people bring with them to the service, no matter how much we...

The Psalms in our Worship (part 2)

Thanks to everyone who wrote about the first post in this series.  I always wonder if anyone is reading these, so it’s wonderful to receive such excellent feedback!  I’ll get to your suggestions in time. For now, let me go to Psalm 2.  One of the most...