Category Archives: Psalms

Book Review: Psalms (Jensen)

Psalms, by Irving L. Jensen The book of Psalms is an obvious place to seek biblical understanding as well as the way in which we can best understand God’s working in the lives of others and how people responded to … Continue reading

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Article Review: Thirty-Fourth Study: Psalms Of The Sons Of Korah

Thirty-Fourth Study:  Psalms Of The Sons Of Korah, by G.S. Burroughs It is puzzling to me at times why it is that JSTOR occasionally contains deeply interesting Bible Study materials, but that is certainly the case here.  An otherwise obscure … Continue reading

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A Psalm Of Ascents Check-Up

[These are the notes for a message that was given to the Portland UCG congregation on Sabbath, March 7, 2020.  The audio for the message can be found here.] Many of us are familiar with the reality of the annual … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: How Was David Conceived In Sin?

Earlier today I received a text message from a friend of mine who had a question about something that David had said in Psalm 51:5, which says:  “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived … Continue reading

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Book Review: Psalm Hymns: Volumes Three & Four, Psalms 73-106

Psalm Hymns: Volumes Three & Four, Psalms 73-106, by L.L. Larkins [Note:  I received this book free of charge by BookCrash.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This is the second book (confusingly called volume three and four because … Continue reading

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Book Review: Psalm Hymns: Volumes One & Two, Psalms 1-72

Psalm Hymns:  Volumes One & Two, Psalms 1-72, by L.L. Larkins [Note:  I received this book free of charge by BookCrash.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book is part of a series of three books (of which … Continue reading

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For You Observe Trouble And Grief

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette delivered at the United Church of God congregation in Portland, OR on Sabbath, March 9, 2019.] One of my favorite genres of book to collect is called theodicy [spell out word].  … Continue reading

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Our Picture Of God’s Judgment

[Note:  The following is the prepared text for a sermonette given at the Portland congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, January 5, 2019.] Imagine the following scene.  You are on the third floor of the Washington County … Continue reading

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God Gives To His Beloved Sleep

For a variety of reasons I have often looked at Psalm 127 and its importance (often alongside Psalm 128) [1].  Although Psalm 127 is short, it touches on a lot of themes that are of deep personal interest to me, … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Musician Looks At The Psalms

A Musician Looks At The Psalms, by Don Wyrtzen This book is not quite as good as I thought it would be.  I must admit as a musician and singer myself who deeply loves the Psalms [1] that I had … Continue reading

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