Denial

Observing that Christians today “sing songs of orientation in a world increasingly experienced as disoriented,” Walter Bruggemann suggests that the church is in a state of . . . . Continue Reading »

No condemnation

Psalm 37 is a wisdom Psalm that assures Israel that Yahweh will not let the wicked flourish forever. The faithful should persevere in seemingly fruitless faithfulness because the wicked who spring up . . . . Continue Reading »

Dance of nations

Psalm 87 is a Psalm of Gentile inclusion. Five nations, several of them traditional enemies of Israel - Egypt, Babylon, Philistia, Tyre, and Ethiopia - are born again, given a fresh genealogy as if . . . . Continue Reading »