Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
That God Should be a Poet part II
What do the Psalms tell us about God?
(What’s their theology?)
Friday, August 15, 2008
That God Should be a Poet part I
Some time ago I blogged about a journey I had started that involved looking at the role of poetry in the Psalms. Over the pas few months I've read and thought much about this.
To get back into blogging I thought I'd share some thoughts over the next week from my time spent reading and thinking and praying in the Psalms.
Sometimes, although I must admit, not usually, it can be helpful to start with the end. So here is the basic one sentence conclusion I came to:
The significance of the poetic form for the theological message of the psalms is its ability to both express the transcendent nature of God whilst plumbing the depths of a covenant relationship with Him.
The next few days I'll throw up a few thoughts that give this some flesh and bones by thinking through;
1. What do the Psalms tell us about God?
2. How does Poetry help this description of God?
3. What else can poetry do for a worshipping community?