N.T. Wright Wants to Save the Best Worship Songs

Over at CT is an interview with N.T. Wright by Andrew Byres about Wright’s new book on the Psalms.

The Psalter is the prayer book Jesus made his own. We can see in the Gospels and in the early church that Jesus and his first followers were soaked in the Psalms, using them to express how they understood what God was doing. For us to distance ourselves from the Psalms inevitably means distancing ourselves from Jesus.The Psalms contain unique poetry expressing the biblical faith in God as Creator, Redeemer, judge, lover, friend, adversary—the whole lot. There is nothing like them. The Psalms go right to the depths of the human emotions—they don’t just skate along the top. They explore what the great promises of God mean and what we do when those promises do not seem to be coming true.

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  • Patrick

    I think one of the most awesome things is God allowed His people to openly question Him like some of those Psalms do. “Come on Lord, what’s up here”?

    That’s my vernacular of course, but, it demonstrates to me a level of patience and understanding of our limitations on His part that is assuring.