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May 16, 2022

Why, O Lord, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? (Psalm 10:1)

At first glance the opening stanza of Psalm 10 strikes us as less than pious. But at a second glance it strikes us as right on the mark. It is, after all, a prayer of lament.

Still, it may not be our normal way of addressing...


May 15, 2022

An extended Sunday Sermon edition of Wilderness Wanderings!  The text is 1 Corinthians 2:3-16 from the New International Version of the Bible.  Dive In discussion questions are below for further reflection!

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May 13, 2022

The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. … Arise, Lord, do not let mortals triumph; let the nations be judged in your presence. Strike them with terror, Lord; let the nations know they are only...


May 12, 2022

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! (Psalm 8:1 & 9)

John Calvin gets credit for suggesting that the psalms contain both the entire gospel and the entire range of human emotion. Psalm 8 transverses the vast kaleidoscopes of both the gospel and the human soul.

Consider the stanza that brackets...


May 11, 2022

God is a righteous judge, a God who displays his wrath every day. If he does not relent, he will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow. He has prepared his deadly weapons; he makes ready his flaming arrows. Whoever is pregnant with evil conceives trouble and gives birth to disillusionment. Whoever digs a...