Fear Makes Life Small

Walter Brueggemann provides some very helpful insight on what fear does to us. “When we live according to our fears and our hates, our lives become small and defensive, lacking the deep, joyous generosity of God. If you find some part of your life where your daily round has grown thin and controlling and resentful, […]

The Creature’s Psalm

Psalm 131 is a short psalm containing only three verses. And yet, it is crammed full of great creation theology. With brevity, the psalmist captures the heart of what it means to be a creature before God. He presents a pathway to peace, an alternative to a frantic existence. Take a look at the text. […]

Daily Trouble

Anxiety is a pervasive problem according to the testimony of Scripture. In Matthew 6 Jesus probes the issue. Birds, grass, and flowers are utilized as illustrations to demonstrate the uselessness of anxiety. Anxiety yields nothing and yet costs so much. Jesus tells us that anxiety is so worthless because it adds hypothetical trouble to the […]