Sermon for 8-17-08

Here’s the next sermon in my series on the Psalms of Ascent.  pilgrims mountains & peace_ps125

I have to say again that Eugene Peterson’s work on these psalms (Long Obedience in the Same Direction 1980) continue to be of great value for illustrations and for purposes of application.  Lest someone think that the author of The Message (a paraphrase of the Bible) is light and fluffy with little between his ears, just check out his footnotes that are sprinkled throughout his works.  Every once in a while he mentions a better way to translate something by repointing the Hebrew or by drawing on Ugaritic influences.  Peterson is the real deal and his Kung Fu is very strong.


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