Category Archives: Psalms

The Politics of the Vineyard of Israel

I have just posted a reflection on Isaiah 5, Psalm 80, and Matthew 21 over on Political Theology Today. Within it I explore the significance of the prophetic vine parables and the vantage point that they can provide us upon … Continue reading

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The Politics of Man’s Exaltation

I’ve just guest-posted over on Political Theology Today. This psalm presents us with an embryonic account of human rule in the creation. Although the dominion of humanity is central to the psalm, it is situated within and established upon the … Continue reading

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The Politics of Cosmic Praise

I’ve just posted a reflection on Psalm 148 over on the Political Theology Today blog. The unifying telos of the entire cosmic, animate creatures and inanimate bodies alike, is the worship of YHWH. Where William Paley imagined the world as … Continue reading

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The Politics of the King’s Shepherd

Although the 23rd Psalm might be the most familiar of all, I believe that there are dimensions of its meaning that often go unnoticed. Over on Political Theology Today, I suggest that there is a political aspect to the message … Continue reading

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The Psalms in Worship

Ben Myers has some wonderful thoughts on the place and importance of the Psalms in worship: I sometimes worry that our hymnbooks – where you have a more or less arbitrary selection of songs, arranged by various doctrinal and liturgical … Continue reading

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