Have Not? Look Up and Give Thanks

Psalm 2 opens with a pertinent question, especially for our age: “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?” Something’s missing and everyone senses it. We rage, we imagine. What’s imagined, however, fails to satisfy. The music tells us as much… “I can’t get no satisfaction....

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The Charge: Faithful Final Words

Last goodbyes are never easy things. There are so many weighty, important things to say. Hearts, heavy and somber, struggle to find the right words expressed in the right tone. This is what we read in Paul’s second letter to Timothy. It is a careful and reasoned goodbye, a farewell...

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The Song of Love and the Glory of Trust

Song of Solomon falls in a particularly important place in our Bibles. It comes nearly right in the middle of things, just after Ecclesiastes and right before Isaiah and the prophetic books. Ecclesiastes has as its watchword “vanity” or emptiness. Ecclesiastes expresses questions and doubts and puzzling observations.   Song...

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