Problems praying? Pray the Psalms

Continuing our reflections on the Psalms, Pastor Peters at Pastoral Meanderings has a great post on praying the Psalms.  He shows the centrality of the Psalms for Luther and then makes a superb application:  “If you are having problems praying and know that you should be praying more, try the pattern of reading a Psalm each day, reflecting upon its words, and then praying that Psalm as your daily prayer.”   [Read more…]

Reading the Psalms

The site with the video conversation on the Psalms by Bono and Eugene Peterson includes some useful tips from theology professor David Taylor on reading the Psalms.  Read them after the jump.

What are your favorite Psalms? [Read more…]

Bono and Eugene Peterson on the Psalms

As you may have picked up, I have been reading the Psalms lately, to my great benefit.  Fuller Seminary has made a video of U2 frontman Bono and respected Christian author and Bible translator Eugene Peterson talking about the Psalms.  It’s quite illuminating, with Bono making some applications to Christian art in general.  After the jump, read from an account of the interview and then watch the interview itself. [Read more…]

Bringing back the Psalms

I’m no fan of N. T. Wright’s “new perspective on Paul” stuff, but his new book about the centrality of the Psalms for Christian worship, prayer, and worldview formation sounds really, really good.  It’s called The Case for the Psalms: Why They Are Essential.  I am forming my opinion from the interview in Christianity Today, which you can sample after the jump. [Read more…]