The Psalms: Jesus’ Prayer Book

revised October 22, 2019

Bruce Waltke writes, “Doug Webster, professor of Pastoral Theology and Christian Preaching at Beeson Divinity School, in his splendid work, The Psalms: Jesus’ Prayer Book aims “to sync life with the Psalms.” He successfully achieves this aim by his judicious use of scholarship with his own insights into the wisdom of the psalms and into the human condition. But he does more. By combining his spiritual words with the Spirit-inspired psalms he transforms the believer’s life into the image of the Lord Jesus Christ of whom the psalms speak. Here is a book that readily provides rich spiritual material for personal and pastoral application.”

Three Truths and Three Warnings – Mark 8:27-38

Three Truths and Three Warnings

The disciples confessed that Jesus is the Messiah, but they did not understand what that meant and what the Messiah was about to suffer for our redemption. The horror of the lynching tree helps us to grasp the horror of the cross, even as the cross of Christ, in contrast to the lynching tree, stands for the power of redemption and the hope of the resurrection.

 

A Christian View of Sports: Intensity without Ultimacy

Sports have gripped the soul of our culture, and they are not about to let go. ESPN and Fox Sports usher us from one mountaintop religious experience to another. Sports trigger our adrenaline and fire our passions. We are possessed, enthralled, and captivated by the spiritual power of sports. They do more than entertain us; they define us. There are so many positive reasons to participate in sports, as both athlete and spectator, that if I were to list them all, we might surmise that a few excesses in the name of sports should be no big deal.