Amazing Grace and the spiritual dimension to depression

One of the helpful things for many of us during lockdown has been hearing different people courageously talk about their experience of depression.  Depression describes an experience that affects how we feel physically (e.g. loss of appetite, feeling tired and restless), emotionally (deep sadness) and relationally (tendency towards isolation).  Here, is Sam Harms who isContinue reading “Amazing Grace and the spiritual dimension to depression”

The Road home (2 Peter 3:14-18)

Throughout Coronavirus, we’ve taken time each day to pray and look at a Psalm together. I’ve been excited not just to see what each individual Psalm is saying but also to get a sense of the themes coming through. The big theme, particularly in the last part of Psalms is on the journey home forContinue reading “The Road home (2 Peter 3:14-18)”

A little lower than the angels?

Hebrews 2:5-8 talking about Christ’s superiority to angels quotes Psalm 8 saying “What are mere mortals that you should think about them,    or a son of man[a] that you should care for him?7 Yet for a little while you made them a little lower than the angels    and crowned them with glory and honour.[b]8 You gave them authority overContinue reading “A little lower than the angels?”

The King and the Priest (Reflections on Psalm 110 part 3)

In Genesis 14, Abram is established as a strong powerbroker in the land of Canaan when a terrible thing happens. Enemy armies attack and his nephew who has become tied up with the affairs of Sodom is captured along with others. Abram joins a rescue mission and the attacking enemies are defeated. Later in theContinue reading “The King and the Priest (Reflections on Psalm 110 part 3)”

Good news for the childless

Every morning we’ve been working through a Psalm. We recently read these words in Psalm 113 He raises the poor from the dust    and lifts the needy from the ash heap,8 to make them sit with princes,    with the princes of his people.9 He gives the barren woman a home,    making her the joyous mother of children.Praise the Lord![1] TheseContinue reading “Good news for the childless”

Whose enemies are they anyway? (Reflections on Psalm 110 part 2)

Psalm 110 is famous as one of the Psalms that clearly points to Christ and is the most quoted Psalm in the New Testament. In this Psalm David writes The Lord says to my Lord:    “Sit at my right hand,until I make your enemies your footstool.[1] Here, David introduces him to the Lord who speaks toContinue reading “Whose enemies are they anyway? (Reflections on Psalm 110 part 2)”