Church, Worship

The Content of Worship

Recently, someone showed me a "new worship song". They were so excited about the way it made them feel closer to God. The "new worship song" opened with a pretty, melodic piano piece and was then followed by a single phrase - something like "I want to see you" - repeated five or six times… Continue reading The Content of Worship

Church, Music, Personal

The Blues

When I was learning the guitar, my dad had a whole bunch of blues tablature books. There were some modern players like Jeff Beck and Jerry Garcia, but most of his books were about acoustic, finger style blues. I cut my teeth on stuff like "Black Snake Moan" by Lemon Jefferson and old, old Mississippi… Continue reading The Blues

Ancient History, Definitions, History

Further Meditations on Psalm 29

Ascribe to יהוה, O heavenly beings [sons of God], ascribe to יהוה glory and strength.Ascribe to יהוה the glory due his name; worship יהוה in the splendor of holiness.The voice of יהוה is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, יהוה, over many waters.The voice of יהוה is powerful; the voice of יהוה is… Continue reading Further Meditations on Psalm 29

General, Prayers

Reservoir of Rage or Channel of Peace?

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?  The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against YHWH, and against his anointed, saying, "Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us." He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: YHWH shall have them… Continue reading Reservoir of Rage or Channel of Peace?