Tag: leadership

Psalm 2 – The One True King

 January 26, 2021

We love our royals, don’t we? This speaks to the popularity of TV shows such as “The Crown” and all of the media attention around royal weddings. We are fascinated by the spectacle of people who are somehow set apart from the rest of us from birth, born of royal stock. Have you ever thought […]

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Psalm 101: 6 Characteristics of Moral Leaders

 December 5, 2019

We are less than a year away from the next presidential election, but have been inundated with political posturing and debates for the past year. These candidates might well take note of the tips for leadership found in Psalm 101, attributed to King David. David successfully led his army in battle and united the tribes […]

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The Nail That Sticks Out

 October 18, 2017

Ordinary Time  – Season of Stability The nail that sticks out gets pounded in, or so a Chinese proverb says. What a difference from our society where we are told to dare to be different. In more collective cultures you are encouraged to fit in, not stick out your neck. It’s not so bad, though, […]

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A Job Well Done – Good Shepherd Sunday

 May 7, 2017

Easter – Season of New Life She can pat herself on the back for this one, they tell her.  A job well done. Something she can take pride in. She spearheaded the planning and the building of this hospital, this facility that will provide medical care for an entire community:  a place for babies to […]

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Week 3 – Thy Kingdom Come

 February 22, 2016

Royal Psalms Messianic – 2, 18, 20, 21, 45, 72, 89, 101, 110, 132, 144 Canticles of Zion – 46, 48, 76, 84, 87, 122 Hymns of Yahweh’s Kingship – 47, 93, 96, 97, 98, 99 What does it mean to say God is king in our democratic society? While some of the candidates might like […]

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Psalm 72 – Vision of a New Social Order

 February 3, 2015

“A man’s reach must exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?” Robert Browning What are you reaching for, hoping for, working for? Perhaps a world at peace? A better world for your children and their children? What are your dreams? Our psalmist for today has a dream of a better social order, a world […]

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