Category Archives: Psalms

The H-Word

Get your hallelujahs out while you can, folks: Lent is almost upon us. In the Anglican Church, and probably in some other liturgical denominations, we conclude many of our services with the phrase, ‘Thanks be to God. Alleluia!’ But for … Continue reading

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The R-Word, Part 1

Remember. Without this little, three-syllable word, Spock’s death in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan would have been permanent. Think about that for a minute. If the iconic Vulcan (Leonard Nimoy) hadn’t uttered this little command during a quickie mind-meld … Continue reading

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In Want

If you know five passages of the Bible, chances are that Psalm 23 is one of them. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want… That’s how this iconic praise poem begins in the King James Version of the … Continue reading

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Li’l Abner

In Anatomy of a PsalmSong, I told you about my first encounter with a guy named Barry, who declared that I have the Spirit of David upon me – flattening me with a very unexpected and much appreciated blessing, despite the fact … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word, Part 1: For the Birds

Spirit. Considering the significance and prominence of this word in the Bible, it’s a little surprising that I haven’t already explored this six-letter bombshell in the Words  series I began last January. In hindsight, it seems a little backwards that … Continue reading

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Korah the Clod, Part 2

Yesterday, we explored the story of Korah as told in Numbers 16. It’s a pretty dark cautionary tale about not getting too big for one’s britches, and being content with your lot in life. Just the warm, fuzzy message you were … Continue reading

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The T-Word, Part 5: Where the Pencil Meets the Paper

Yesterday, we noted that Deuteronomy 6:16, Matthew 4:7 and Luke 4:12 instruct very clearly, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’ And yet, it’s pretty easy to find passages where God not only chooses not to smite those who … Continue reading

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