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Want a Transparent, Resilient, and Fearless Life of Faith? Read the Psalms: An Interview with W. David O. Taylor

How does the book of Psalms help make sense of life, art, metaphor, violence, suffering, and mortality? How do the Psalms reflect God’s attributes of justice, grace, goodness, healing, power, and refuge? How are the millennia-old psalms a guide to living faithfully the modern Christian life in the midst of joys, sorrows, angers, doubts, praises, […]

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How to Live the Bible — Real Life and the Psalms

This is the fifty-ninth lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. Feature: A Book of Prayers […]

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How the Book of Psalms Is Like No Other Biblical Book

Read the English Standard Version (ESV) Bible translation on Bible Gateway Read the book of Psalms (ESV) on Bible Gateway The Psalms are the only extended portion of Scripture written directly to God as a collection of heartfelt prayers. As such, the layout of the Psalms provides the reader with a wonderful platform for meditation […]

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How to Study the Bible: Digesting Instead of Devouring

This lesson is part of Mel Lawrenz’ “How to Study the Bible” series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly […]

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Exploring the Psalms With Bono and Eugene Peterson

Have you seen this conversation between Bono—lead singer of the rock band U2—and Eugene Peterson, author of The Message Bible? It’s an interesting glimpse of two very different artists discussing the ways that Scripture inspires and challenges them. Here’s the video: The video was produced by FULLER Studio, which has a large amount of additional […]

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