A Must Read Resource for Studying the Psalms

Students of Scripture who neglect the writings of the early church theologians (the patristics) miss out on some incredibly helpful, profound, and edifying biblical insights. I do think one weakness of some modern commentaries, Bible studies, and Christian books is the failure to engage with the theologians of the early church. Speaking of theologians of… Continue reading A Must Read Resource for Studying the Psalms

The Messianic Vacuum: How Not To Interperet the Psalter

 In the past, I've mentioned my disappointment with John Goldingay's three volume commentary on the psalms because they completely lack a christological focus.  Not only does Goldingay simply avoid talking about Christ in the psalms, he explicitly says that psalms historically considered messianic are in fact not messianic. He sucks the Messiah from the psalms.  I used his commentary on Psalm 110 recently, and here's what… Continue reading The Messianic Vacuum: How Not To Interperet the Psalter