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Commentary on Psalm 29

Psalm 29 is a hymn that praises God as ruler of the universe. Like other hymns, this [...]

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Commentary on Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14

The Greek meaning of “epiphany” means to reveal or uncover.1 [...]

Fig leaf budding out
Commentary on Psalm 25:1-10

Happy New Year! The Christian church begins its year, just as the secular calendar is [...]

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Commentary on Psalm 147:12-20

Psalm 147 is classified as a Community Hymn—a hymn of the people that celebrates God’s [...]

Mosaic of young Jesus in the Temple
Commentary on Psalm 148

The bloom is off the rose and it is not even New Year’s Day. The tree is [...]

Tapestry of Mary with baby Jesus
Commentary on Psalm 97

Christianity is, in many ways, a faith built on paradoxes.1 Old and New Testaments alike bear witness [...]

Shepherd kneels in front of baby Jesus
Commentary on Psalm 96

Let’s face it, this night belongs to the newborn Jesus, Mary and Joseph, along with shepherds, a [...]

Stone carving of Mary and Elizabeth touching hands
Commentary on Luke 1:46b-55

Even if you do not preach on Mary’s Psalm, sing it this weekend during Sabbath [...]

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Commentary on Isaiah 12:2-6

Isaiah 12 is the culminating hymn of the first section of Isaiah’s prophecy.1 The first [...]

Sunrise rays shine over valley
Commentary on Luke 1:68-79

Luke 1:68-79 marks the Benedictus—also known as the song of Zechariah.1 It is one of [...]