Category Archives: Psalms

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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Book Review: Meet Yourself In The Pslams

Meet Yourself In The Psalms, by Warren W. Wiersbe From time to time I enjoy reading and writing about the psalms [1], and this is definitely a book that I found to be interesting.  It is a short book and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Everyman’s Bible Commentary: Volume 1: Psalms 1-21

Everyman’s Bible Commentary:  Volume 1:  Psalms 1-21, by Kenneth D. Baker [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Westbow Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] How you appreciate this book is likely to depend on a … Continue reading

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The Magnificat Of Mary

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given on June 17, 2017 at the United Church of God congregation in Hood River, Oregon.] I promised you all last Sabbath when you visited Portland that I would have a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Garden Psalms

Garden Psalms:  God’s Gift of Comfort and Abundance, written by Margaret Langstaff This book manages to combine in deft passion two subjects I greatly enjoy reading about, gardening [1] and the Psalms, and manages to combine them in a beautiful … Continue reading

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Thou Mayest Smile At All Thy Foes

For various reasons my relationship with the hymn “Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken” has always been complicated [1].  The music itself comes from the patriotic and nationalistic German song Deutschland, most famous for having been Hitler’s national anthem with … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: What Is The Connection Between The Bible And Pop Music

Many readers of this blog will know that I write at some length about both the Bible and popular music.  It was only a matter of time, I suppose, before the two would be discussed in some detail, even though … Continue reading

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An Introduction To The Songs Of Ascent: Part Three

[Note:  This post is part of a series of posts [1].] Having discussed why Christians should care about the Songs of Ascent in light of the importance of “going up to Jerusalem” and having introduced the songs themselves and some … Continue reading

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An Introduction To The Songs Of Ascent: Part Two

[Note:  This post is part of a series [1] on the Songs of Ascent] Before we can have much to say about the Songs of Ascent themselves, it is worthwhile to introduce the contents of the Songs of Ascents themselves.  … Continue reading

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Psalm 126: Those Who Sow In Tears Shall Reap In Joy

In understanding Psalm 126, it is important to understand a bit about its context and placement within the Bible.  This anonymous psalm, and a short one at only 6 verses, is one of the psalms in the Songs of Ascents, … Continue reading

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