Theological Amnesia (Psalm 46)

“Unprecedented.” “Unknown.” “Uncertain.” “New normal.” These terms were commonplace during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic? How often was said that we were living in “unprecedented” times? We were all told to prepare for the “new normal”? We lived as though nobody in human…

Counsel for the Fearful (Psalm 37)

The past year has given us a great deal of opportunity to reflect on anxiety, and particularly on a biblical approach to anxiety. We have heard sermons about it, read articles about it, and prayed about it. Perhaps you’ve had your fill of thinking…

Choosing Faith (Psalm 28)

“To you, O LORD, I call; my rock, be not deaf to me.” That is how David opened Psalm 28. Can you relate? Do you know what it is to pour your heart to God in prayer, knowing that he has the power to…

Facing Fear (Psalm 27)

What do you picture when you hear or read the phrase “no fear”? Can you envision the logo of the American fashion apparel company so named? No Fear began in 1989 as “an extreme sports brand with added attitudes.” The brand encourages its wearers…

Input-based Religion (Psalm 25)

Human beings thrive on predictability. Life is so much simpler when things operate according to set rules and when outcomes are guaranteed by the level of input. Consider the world of sport. Sport is attractive because of its unambiguity. Teams are easily identifiable by…

Pure Religion (Psalm 15)

The church I attend often highlights the corporate nature of our relationship with God. Both Testaments strongly emphasise God’s corporate covenant relationship with his people. But our personal relationship with God should not be overlooked. While we live in corporate relationship to God, we…

The Problem of Evil (Psalm 10)

The problem of evil is a formal category in classical philosophy. The question seeks to reconcile the reality of evil and suffering with the existence of an omnipotent, omnibenevolent, and omniscient God. The Bible claims the existence of a God who is all-powerful, all-loving,…

Sleep Well (Psalm 4)

Ancient Roman coins were frequently produced with an image of a god or the current Caesar. This currency was forbidden as trade in the Jewish temple precisely because it presented Caesar as a quasi-deity. Jews served the one, true God, and would not allow…

What do you know?

In an opinion piece1 published on the New York Times website, dated 26 March 2016—the day before Easter Sunday—William Irwin, professor of Philosophy at King’s College, contends that certainty about the existence of God is impossible. Instead of certainty, Irwin promotes “a state of…

Resolved to fight

Late last night I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed and came across an article shared by a friend titled “Samson: A Strong Man Made Weak.” The article is a blog post by John MacArthur in Grace to You’s “Profiles of Godliness” series,…