Moses by John August Swanson. Image from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn. Original source © 1983 by John August Swanson.
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Preaching Series on Psalms (1 of 5)
Preaching Series on Psalms Commentary
by Rolf Jacobson
This worship and preaching series on the Psalms is meant to move through the Psalms in a manner that reflects both how the Psalter progresses, but also in a manner that reflects how we actually experience life. With regard to how the Psalter progresses, this series moves from praise to lament and back again. With regard to how we actually experience life, the series follows Walter Brueggemann's typology that we move from "orientation" through "disorientation" and then to "reorientation."
Preaching text: Psalm 100; accompanying text: John 1:14-17
A Hymn of Praise
Psalm 100 is a typical hymn of praise. This type of psalm recognizable because it has recurring imperative "calls to praise" and "reasons for praise." There are seven imperative calls to praise: "make a joyful noise," "worship," "come," "know," "enter," and "give thanks." There are two sections that offer "reasons for praise" (v. 3b and v. 5).
Walter Brueggemann has argued that the psalms can be understood ...
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Summer 2020 Readings
2020-21 Readings (Year 3)
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NL276: Preaching Series on Psalms
June 11, 2017
This is the podcast for the Narrative Lectionary's 5-week preaching series on the Psalms (June 11-July 9, 2017), featuring Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Kathryn Schifferdecker, and Craig Koester. Podcast recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn.