Part 2: Psalm 102:12-28 – The View from the Mountain

Ps 102:12-22 Psa. 102:12   ¶ But you, O LORD, are enthroned forever;   your name endures to all generations.Psa. 102:13  You will rise up and have compassion on Zion,   for it is time to favor it;   the appointed time has come.Psa. 102:14  For your servants hold its stones dear,   and have pity on its dust.Psa. 102:15  […]

Part 1. Psalm 102:1-11 – An Angry God?

Psalm 102:1-2 Psa. 102:1  Hear my prayer, O LORD;   let my cry come to you.Psa. 102:2  Do not hide your face from me   in the day of my distress.  Incline your ear to me;   answer me speedily in the day when I call.   The introduction of the Psalm sets the stage for what is […]

Love

Despite the fact that according to the Beatles, it’s all you need, I don’t like “love.” It is anemic, washed out, sold out, domesticated, banal, and boring. What does “love” even mean? It is either too vague or too precise. It can mean everything, which usually means it means nothing. I “love” green onions. I […]

Running Out of Time

“This is what I mean, brothers [and sisters], the time has grown short; henceforth, let even those who have wives be as if they had none, and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no […]

The Dark Side of the Sermon on the Mount

The Sermon on the Mount is often considered to be a high point in Christian ethics. It has been thought to embody the highest possible ethical standards and has thus been given a pride of place in Christian thought. We believe that in it we see the moral vision at the heart of Jesus’ teaching, […]