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What’s the Message?

I said I’d come back to Bono. A story in the New Boston Post heralds a new documentary on Bono and Eugene Peterson. Both are famous in their own way, but no doubt Bono has the bigger name. Peterson, a … Continue reading →...

Putting the Right Focus On Psalm 23

Psalm 23 is undoubtedly the most well known chapter in the entire Bible. I can think of no other verses that are quoted more. The words of this chapter have brought great comfort to many in times of adversity and trouble. It is a powerful declaration...
by The Good Life on Mar 20, 2016

Palms and Psalms

At Nashotah House, where I spent many years of my career, it was often felt that the weather during Holy Week was, in the best of circumstances, appropriate. With spring just around the corner, however—the date of Easter is based … Continue r...

Under the Weather

A friend, knowing my penchant to watch the skies, sent me a story about the British and the weather. The story by Alastair Sooke on the BBC’s cultural page is discussing Alexandra Harris’s book Weatherland. I have to admit that … Continue r...

The Spiritual Discipline of Being Still

From the moment my son left his mother's womb and came into this world he became a perpetual motion machine. As an infant it was always a battle to get him to go to sleep because somehow he knew he was missing out on all the fun once he closed his ey...
by The Good Life on Feb 21, 2016

The Price of Academic Publishing

During seminary, I believe it was, a professor once told those of us in class, “You don’t get rich in academic publishing.” As the author of a widely used class resource, he added, “unless you write a textbook.” Both sides … Continue...

Thanks be to God, that help is ever near and present

“For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh”–Psalms 38:7 (KJV) We are not told what the disease is that David is afflicted with. Some think it to be a literal disease … Continue rea...
by How to be saved on Jan 13, 2016

Commentary : Understanding Psalm 91

Psalm 91 Commentary Babalobi: + 2348035897435 babalobi@yahoo.com There is a secret place God safely keeps believers. God is the Most high (vs1). God saves those who abide with Him (vs 1). God’s shadows protects. (vs 1) He is the Almighty (vs 1) He...
by Save the World on Nov 25, 2015

Bible Verses on Thanksgiving Day and Gratitude – Scriptures Praise

What better way to praise and show thankfulness to the Lord then through song. The book of Psalms has some great verses that highlight the worship of God through singing. Do you have a favorite thanksgiving song? Life of Praise by Casting Crowns is a...
by Thanksgiving Day Wishes Quotes on Nov 24, 2015

Book Deaf?

It’s Tuesday morning and I have been listening to authors pitching their books for three solid days now. Truth be told, I am a bit jealous. I’ve got a few more books in me yet, but research time simply does … Continue reading →...

Thanksgiving Day Prayers – Thanksgiving is time to pray and thank God

Thanksgiving is the time to pray and thank God for his continuous grace. Families offer group prayers both in church as well as homes. Customary Thanksgiving prayer before the Thanksgiving feast is quite popular. Some prayers said during Thanksgiving...
by Thanksgiving Day Wishes Quotes on Nov 21, 2015

Thanksgiving Spiritual Quotes and Sayings – Positive Wishes for 2015

Thanksgiving Spiritual Quotes and Sayings – Positive Wishes for 2015   “Things could be a lot worse, the stress of the situation always could be worse, but I am alive and I have a lot to be thankful for – so I shall not waste my da...
by Thanksgiving Day Wishes Quotes on Nov 21, 2015

Think Bigger

I’ve spent a lot of time with academics. Having been one myself, I know something of their habits. Getting through a doctoral program involves, at least in some fields, becoming the specialist on a very tiny piece of information. Since …...

Inventing Concepts

A neologism is an invented word. Of course, it is impossible to be certain about the origins of many words, and even the many neologisms attributed to William Shakespeare may have been overheard by the bard at the local pub. … Continue reading...

Biblical Violence

Sarah L. Winchester, it is said, was a haunted woman. The widow of William Winchester, she was heir to the tremendous amount of money brought in by sales of the renowned Winchester rifles. Fearing the haunting of all those killed … Continue rea...

Weathering Academia

Come the end of September, I’m scheduled to give a talk at Rutgers Presbyterian Church in New York City. I’m personally very flattered by this because, as it has become clear to me, an academic without a post is mute. … Continue reading ...

Psalm 73:23-28 – It Is Good To Be Near God!

Psalm 73 begins with a proverb, “Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.” But the writer wonders if that is really true. From his own experience, the wicked seem to prosper (73:4-12) and he does not see much benefit in keepin...
by Reading Acts on Sep 2, 2015

Psalm 73:18-22 – Viewing the World from God’s Perspective

Even though he questioned the value of his innocence, the writer’s perspective is changed when he entered into worship. The wicked are not as prosperous has he once thought (73:18-20).  The writer knew his feet were in danger of slipping when he b...
by Reading Acts on Aug 27, 2015

Psalm 73:13-17 – Questioning the Value of Innocence

Like Job and Jeremiah, the writer of Psalm 73 wonders if there is any value to being “pure in heart.” This should not be understood as arrogance, the writer has done what he believes to be all that he can to approach God in the proper way. He cla...
by Reading Acts on Aug 26, 2015

Psalm 73:2-12 – Envying the Wicked

The psalmist confesses he has envied the wicked because of their prosperity (73:2-3).  In doing so, the writer expresses what many people are afraid to admit, he is honest before God in a way which distresses the ordinary Christian. This embarrassin...
by Reading Acts on Aug 25, 2015


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