Posts from April 2014

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Propitiation

by Pastor Hartley

You probably know the story of the Trojan War. It is a war best known for how it ended. The legend goes that after 10 years of trying to break into the City of Troy the Greeks finally gave up. Or it appeared so. What they really did was pull off a grand deception. The Greeks […]

Imprecatory Psalms

by Pastor Hartley

When I returned home from morning worship last Lord’s Day, I had more than one child asking about the lyrics of the final song. Psalm 31:5-6 put these words in our mouths:Redeem me Lord, O God of truth / My spirit I commit to you. I hate all those who trust false gods / I trust […]

Singing the Psalter

by Pastor Hartley

Gordon Wenham opens his 2013 book, The Psalter Reclaimed: Praying and Praising with Psalms (Crossway, 208 pages) by citing the famous quip of Scottish politician Andrew Fletcher (1655-1716): “Let me write the songs of a nation, and I care not who writes its laws.” What makes this sentiment all the more compelling is that Fletcher […]