When truth is political – Psalm 12

In 2016, the Oxford Dictionary chose “post-truth” as the word of the year. We are living in days when truth itself has become political. How should we respond?

This is part of the weekly Thought for the Week series. This series is designed to give a short, 10-15 minute ‘thought’, including a Bible reading and a prayer. At the moment I am working my way through the Psalms but I may take a break from them after a while and look at another part of the Bible.

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You can see the previous week’s thought on Psalm 11 “Will good triumph over evil” here.

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Will good triumph over evil? Psalm 11

We human beings seem conditioned to believe that good will win out over evil. But how can we have grounds for this confidence?

This is part of the weekly Thought for the Week series. This series is designed to give a short, 10-minute ‘thought’, including a Bible reading and a prayer.At the moment I am working my way through the Psalms but I may take a break from them after a while and look at another part of the Bible.

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You can see the previous week’s thought on Psalm 10 “How to deal with injustice” here.

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How to deal with injustice: Psalm 10

In Psalm 9 we started thinking about injustice in general. This Psalm focuses down more on justice done by specific individuals. How should we respond?

This is part of the weekly Thought for the Week series. This series is designed to give a short, 10-minute ‘thought’, including a Bible reading and a prayer. At the moment I am working my way through the Psalms but I may take a break from them after a while and look at another part of the Bible.

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You can see the previous week’s thought on Psalm 9 “God the Ultimate Justice Warrior” here.

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God the Ultimate Justice Warrior: Psalm 9

Social Justice has gone mainstream in 2020 with the BLM movement. This Psalm is all about justice: what does God have to say about it?

This is part of the weekly Thought for the Week series. This series is designed to give a short, 10-minute ‘thought’, including a Bible reading and a prayer. At the moment I am working my way through the Psalms but I may take a break from them after a while and look at another part of the Bible.

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You can see the previous week’s thought on Psalm 8 “You are not insignificant” here.

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You are not insignificant – Psalm 8

If you look up at the night sky, it can seem like we are tiny and insignificant. But that’s not how David sees it.

This is part of the weekly Thought for the Week series. This series is designed to give a short, 10-minute ‘thought’, including a Bible reading and a prayer. At the moment I am working my way through the Psalms but I may take a break from them after a while and look at another part of the Bible.

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You can see the previous week’s thought on Psalm 7 “How to deal with hostile people” here.

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A Psalm for weeping and hard times | Psalm 6 Reflection

What do you do when you’re feeling sad? How do we pray when life feels overwhelming? Can we bring our tears to God? This Psalm helps us to pray in these times.

This is part of the weekly Thought for the Week series. This series is designed to give a short, 10-minute ‘thought’, including a Bible reading and a prayer. At the moment I am working my way through the Psalms but I may take a break from them after a while and look at another part of the Bible.

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You can see the previous week’s thought on Psalm 5 “How to deal with hostile people” here.

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No Sacred-Secular Divide | Psalm 65 Sermon

A sermon on Psalm 65 from one of our Harvest services. In this sermon I look at the idea of the sacred-secular divide. We find from Psalm 65 that there is no such thing – everything is spiritual.

A lot of people have two boxes: a “sacred” box, where they put things like prayer, Bible reading, church, etc. Then they have a “secular” box, where they put everything else – work, school, friends, family, etc. What Psalm 65 helps us to see is that we shouldn’t have such a distinction: everything in life is spiritual.

Read the passage online here.

If you’re looking for more content on the Psalms, check out the Thought for the Week – I have recently started working my way through the Psalms, doing a short (10-minute) reflection, with a prayer, each week.

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How to deal with hostile people | Psalm 5 Reflection

How do you deal with people who are actively hostile to you? It’s something we in the church don’t often talk about – but we need to. I learnt this from personal experience – the Psalms helped me deal with this situation in my own life.

This is part of the weekly Thought for the Week series. This series is designed to give a short, 10-minute ‘thought’, including a Bible reading and a prayer. At the moment I am working my way through the Psalms but I may take a break from them after a while and look at another part of the Bible.

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You can see the previous week’s thought on Psalm 4 “A Psalm for anxious nights” here.

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A Psalm for anxious nights | Psalm 4

Do you ever have nights when you can’t sleep because you’re worried or anxious? What do you do during those moments? Here David’s Psalm gives us some helpful practical advice about what to do.

This is part of the weekly Thought for the Week series. This series is designed to give a short, 10-minute ‘thought’, including a Bible reading and a prayer. At the moment I am working my way through the Psalms but I may take a break from them after a while and look at another part of the Bible.

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When troubles are overwhelming | Psalm 3 | Thought for the week

A short reflection on Psalm 3.

This week’s Thought for the Week is on Psalm 3 – a Psalm all about when our troubles and enemies seem overwhelming. One of the things I love about the Psalms is that they do not shy away from this side of life. They give us tools to be able to cope with difficulty and adversity. Psalm 3 is a good example of why I love the Psalms and why I think they should be a staple of everyone’s spiritual life.

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