Luther on the Gift of the Psalms

Martin Luther loved the book of Psalms. His thinking and theology were greatly influenced by his meditation on this book. When he became a professor, the Psalms were his first topic for lecture. From 1513-1515, Luther lectured on the Psalms. Below is his introduction to his lectures. It is evident that he was tremendously grateful […]

An Undomesticated Word

Let’s do an exercise on this post. Below, I have chosen a few short passages of Scripture for you to read. Observe your reactions as you read and think about how you tend to interpret texts like this. Take note of what  you normally do when you come across passages like these in the Bible. […]

Who am I?

This is a poem by Dietrich Bonhoeffer written while he was imprisoned in Germany. I find it challenging and refreshing. Who am I? They often tell me I would step from my cell’s confinement calmly, cheerfully, firmly, like a squire from his country-house. Who am I? They often tell me I would talk to my […]

The Relentless Pursuit

I just completed another gospel poem. This one is on the theme of reconciliation. It attempts to capture God’s fierce and relentless pursuit of his sin ravaged world. In the next few posts I will touch on some of the helpful things I have been learning on this theme.

The Lion and the Lamb

I have been thinking recently about the description of Jesus in Revelation 5. The image of a Lion and Lamb coalescing in the person of Jesus is an amazing window into the heart and nature of God. It shows us that the core of God’s self disclosure is a paradox. I wrote this poem to […]