What is Worship? – Psalm 18 (Weekly Word)

I preach 3-4 times per year at my church and have just been speaking with my pastor about the next sermon series I will be a part of.  The topic it is looking like I am going to be speaking on is worship.  With this topic, I am beginning to think about what I mightContinue reading “What is Worship? – Psalm 18 (Weekly Word)”

Look Inward – Psalm 17 (Weekly Word)

Read Psalm 17 This Psalm begins with David affirming his innocence and justice: 1 Hear me, Lord, my plea is just;     listen to my cry. Hear my prayer—     it does not rise from deceitful lips. 2 Let my vindication come from you;     may your eyes see what is right. 3 Though you probe my heart,     though you examineContinue reading “Look Inward – Psalm 17 (Weekly Word)”

What’s Good? – Psalm 16 (Weekly Word)

“What’s good!” Some of you know the student who always says this when you see him.  Because I’ve heard him say this, I have found myself saying it to others.  When I read Psalm 16, the question becomes real – what is good? Read Psalm 16 1 Keep me safe, my God,     for in you IContinue reading “What’s Good? – Psalm 16 (Weekly Word)”

Life’s a Journey…Psalm 15 (Weekly Word)

 Psalm 15 1 Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent?     Who may live on your holy mountain? 2 The one whose walk is blameless,     who does what is righteous,     who speaks the truth from their heart; 3 whose tongue utters no slander,     who does no wrong to a neighbor,     and casts no slur on others; 4 who despisesContinue reading “Life’s a Journey…Psalm 15 (Weekly Word)”

Weekly Word – Psalm 13

1 How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?     How long will you hide your face from me? 2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts     and day after day have sorrow in my heart?     How long will my enemy triumph over me? 3 Look on me and answer, Lord my God.     Give light to my eyes,Continue reading “Weekly Word – Psalm 13”

Weekly Word – Psalm 11

What images come to mind when you think of God? Over the years, reflecting on scripture and the cosmos, Christians have described God in different ways.  When we think of God, we cannot help but think of something.  Philosopher Peter Rollins considers four views of God: God as Superbeing – God exists as a moreContinue reading “Weekly Word – Psalm 11”

Weekly Word – Psalm 9

I grew up in the church, I’ve been a Christian as long as I can remember. The first time I read the Bible was early in my teen years. I’ve been familiar with the stories as long as I can remember. Eventually, I came to an uncomfortable realization: God judges and punishes wicked and evil…andContinue reading “Weekly Word – Psalm 9”

Weekly Word – Psalm 22

I’m sharing thoughts on a Psalm each week for the college students I work with.  This week would be Psalm 9, but it seems appropriate to skip ahead to Psalm 22. 1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?     Why are you so far from saving me,     so far from my cries of anguish?Continue reading “Weekly Word – Psalm 22”

Friday Devo – Psalm 6

I recently began sending the students in CSF a brief reflection on a Psalm each Friday.  My hope is that it will provide them with some motivation to read scripture.  I have enjoyed meditating on the Psalms, and I look forward to taking the next few years to get through them all!  I decided itContinue reading “Friday Devo – Psalm 6”

Friday Devo – Psalm 5

I recently began sending the students in CSF a brief reflection on a Psalm each Friday.  My hope is that it will provide them with some motivation to read scripture.  I have enjoyed meditating on the Psalms, and I look forward to taking the next few years to get through them all!  I decided itContinue reading “Friday Devo – Psalm 5”