“Does God get tired of us constantly failing to live from a pure heart?
Let’s face it, every single person, no matter how spiritual they believe themselves to be, is continually sinning. Sure, our sins morph over time to things that are more acceptable, but the heart within us is as the old hymn says: “Prone to wander.”
Today we circle back to our ongoing series of Psalms Greatest Hits with a visit to one of David’s lowest and darkest periods of life. Join me now as we see beyond everything and follow in his footsteps toward our spiritual restoration from our greatest sins.
“Do you feel like our world is heading in the right direction?
This is not merely a political question. It’s much bigger. In today’s podcast and post, I will continue in our series of Psalms Greatest Hits with a look at the 127th Psalm. All of human history has ideas about how our cities and countries should be governed.
Join me now as we compare the trajectory of this simple Psalm to the trajectory of the modern world and test if there is any part of us which is able to see beyond everything.
“Do you know what lies behind the shortest chapter in the Bible?
In today’s podcast and post, we continue our series of Psalms Greatest Hits with a look at the 117th Psalm. Not only is this the shortest chapter in the scripture, but it’s placed in the exact center of the whole thing.
Join me now as we read between the lines of a song which has been sung since the 3rd Century BCE, as it invites us to See Beyond Everything.
“Does God have unconditional love for everyone, or are there actually conditions?
In today’s podcast and post we examine the profound beauty of the One-Hundred and Third Psalm. Is this passage a clinic on the deep theological realities of true nature of God, or is this an insiders experience only? Denominations have been debating this for centuries.
Join me now as we see beyond everything and consider the tension between our humanity and spirituality, and how our failings don’t prevent us from experiencing God as David describes, but are necessary to truly hear these words.
“In a take action world, what good does sitting in silence actually accomplish?”
Today we return to our ongoing series of Psalms Greatest Hits with a look at the Sixty Second Psalm. In a world where people are constantly stealing, lying, and undermining each other, our survival almost seems to require that we adopt immoral behaviors.
Join me now as we see beyond everything and follow the psalmist’s advice to sit in silence, and to reorder what is truly important, so that all of humanity can regain its footing and create the world for which we all long.
“Does spiritual awareness really make a difference in our lives?”
Today we return to our ongoing series of Psalms Greatest Hits with a look at the Twenty Seventh Psalm. In our hurried lives of distraction, it’s common for modern people to ignore, dismiss, or avoid stillness and reflection upon our spiritual condition. This enlarges the amount of emotional pain that we must suppress leaving many of us with a sense of anger or despair just below the surface of our lives.
Join me now as we see beyond everything and follow David’s pointing finger toward the unseen world. We will take a few tips from David and perhaps we can become honest like him and allow all the subterranean reality to bubble to the surface, where we can give it the attention it requires.
“Can you imagine a country which is led by a king or leader who is humble and deeply concerned over his or her failures?”
In today’s podcast and post we return to our ongoing series “Psalms Greatest Hits” with a look at the thirtieth psalm. This psalm was prepared for a large public and even political display and we find no trace of blame, media spin, propaganda, or damage control. Instead, we find a leader who longed for all his people to experience and access the same spiritual awakening as him. Join me now as we examine a short psalm with some powerful and lasting verses, which are needed now more than ever.
“What does it mean to spend a day in the courts of the Lord?”
Today we continue or ongoing series of Psalms Greatest Hits with an exploration of the 84th Psalm. This famous little song has been used in modern worship pieces because it draws us into a value proposition and an evaluation of our own priorities.
Join me now as we explore the Psalm, not of David, but of the sons of Korah, and how that back story allows a richer experience and contemplation for all who can perceive this inner longing and sense of despair.
“What are the two signs that a person is stuck in a religious mind? Apathy or Offense.
In today’s podcast and post we will observe the convergence of two ongoing series, that of Hebrews and that of the Psalms. By bringing these two together, just as the author of Hebrews does, we gain a portal through which we can see the limitations of the religious mind, and why the author pulls from his own Hebrew scripture to make his point.
Join me now as we explore the religious mind found in the skeptic and the devout, and learn why being “all in” or “all out” both rob humanity of our ability to see the bigger story and our need to deconstruct everything that isn’t it.
“Where is the Dwelling place of God? Is there really such a thing?”
In today’s podcast and post we rejoin our ongoing series of Psalms Greatest Hits with a look at the Ninety-First Psalm. This Psalm is attributed to Moses at the completion of the tabernacle. Many people don’t realize this is one of the most quoted Psalms of them all.
Join me now as this Psalm invites all comers to see beyond the curtain and contemplate what or where “The Dwelling Place of God” actually is.