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On Singing New Songs

Anyone who spends time reading the Psalms will notice the common refrain to sing a new song to the Lord. There are six occurrences of this exhortation in six individual psalms. 1,156 more words

Psalm 1

Just hanging on!

Jesus draw me ever nearer as I labour through the storm.                          You have called me to this passage, and I’ll follow, though I’m worn.

(Margaret Becker)

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Fighting the Ghosts of Unforgiveness

The 2005 movie The Kingdom of Heaven illustrates an important lesson about forgiveness. As the inhabitants of the city prepare to defend Jerusalem from the onslaught of the Muslim army led by Salahadeen, the hero of the movie, Balian, makes this observation… 191 more words

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Lessons From A Ragamuffin

With all of the chaos going on in the world right now, for today’s blog, I thought I would keep things on the lighter side, and share a blog from one of my staff members. 1,385 more words

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Reading the Psalms: An Appeal for Help and Information

If you have read this blog regularly you will already know that I have an interest in reading the Psalms in their setting within the canon. 286 more words


From Whom No Secrets Are Hid: Introducing the Psalms

Walter Brueggemann, From Whom No Secrets Are Hid: Introducing the Psalms, editor: Brent A. Strawn, Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2014.

This book is Brueggemann at his very best. 657 more words


Thank You!

Another Big Event has passed into history, and this year was no exception… it was incredible! From the ministry and preaching, to the worship, to the fellowship of getting to spend time with our partners and friends from around the country, this last week has been a wonderful time of jubilee, soaking in the Presence of God, and getting new revelation through His Word and the teaching we heard. 352 more words

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