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Looking to God – Psalm 126

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So we have come to the end of our current look through Songs of Life. Remember at the beginning I said that one way of entering into the psalms is…

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Then it was said among the nations, ‘The Lord has done great things for them.’ The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. Psalm…

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In George Orwell’s book ‘1984’, Oceania is ruled by one party that forcibly implements a new language, which is part of a process of preventing political rebellion by eliminating certain…

Psalm 30 Thanksgiving

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Here we have the sort of psalm we like. It is upbeat, there is no calling down of vengeance, the picture is one of rescue and there is a sense…

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This week has seen the invasion of the Hong Kong Parliament building. The protestors are concerned about the future of democracy. Protests against authority pose difficult questions for Christians. What…

Psalm 46: Refuge

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What we have said consistently is that the psalms deal with life and our faith in God as we encounter life. The Bible doesn’t talk about a different world, but…

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Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10 Recently, Wendy and I watched the…

Psalm 13: Lament

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When we began this series a while back, I suggested that we could look at the psalms from the perspective of orientation – everything is in its place and our…

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We live in a liberal democracy. It is unlikely that any of us would want to live under any other political system, because we have freedom of speech, thought, religion…

Songs of Life: Psalm 88

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This Psalm has been described as the darkest, the most depressing, and the saddest of all psalms.  And unlike other psalms of this type, this is the only one, in…

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If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us…

Pentecost: Acts 2:1-12

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I believe in the Holy Spirit. It is a one liner in the Apostles’ Creed, but expanded in the Nicene Creed to: We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord,…

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