Tag Archives: Psalm

The Beautiful Shepherd

The idea of a Good Shepherd who comforts us and keeps us safe is, well… comforting it is not however, the full story because he is also beautiful, the Greek says so. Continue reading

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Fear of the What?

You don’t tug on Superman’s cape. You don’t spit into the wind. You don’t pull the mask off the ol’ Lone Ranger, and you don’t let culture tell you how you’re supposed to fear. Continue reading

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The Dread Pirate Jesus

Being pursued can be fun or terrifying, depending on who’s pursuing us. The 139th psalm explains that our pursuer is the Dread Pirate Jesus, and he’s here for our souls. Continue reading

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Unfurling the Word

We have been encouraged to see the word as a static thing to be seen and possibly studied but not as something full of life. The Psalms point to a different reality, a moving, breathing, blessing, and unfurling word. Continue reading

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Breaking the Chains

We spiritualize resurrection into a grand philosophical notion, an etherial promise. But it is so much more, it is a door busting, chain breaking, fredom-in-life-today shaking of the foundations of our being. Continue reading

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Knowing the Way

We treat faith as an intellectual accomplishment and berate Thomas for not having enough of it, but the Psalmist shows us that faith is visceral, embodied, and experienced in breath and life. Continue reading

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