So Great a Cloud of Copyists

One of the cornerstones of the Reformation is the phrase “Sola Scriptura” — Latin for “Only Scripture.” The idea was that instead of relying on the authority of the [Catholic] Church for matters of faith and doctrine, we should rely on Scripture alone. So let’s pause a moment and consider what has made the availability…

Reading through the Psalms

Altogether it takes about 4.5 hours to read the entire Book of Psalms out loud. (You can verify this on YouTube: there are multiple versions of folks reading the entire Book of Psalms, all of which are 4.5 hours long more or less. Your mileage may vary, of course.) That works out to about 270…

The Purpose of Meditation

The purpose of meditation is not to gain new knowledge, but to live in acquired knowledge. The discovery of new thought content is not the goal of meditation: the object is to bring thought content down into the life of feeling and volition. The goal of meditation is to make a truth the content of…

Psalm 11

At the end. Over the eighth. A Psalm. Pertaining to Dauid. Save me, O Lord, a devout one has failed, because truths became scarce among the sons of humanity. Each spoke vanities to his neighbor; lips are deceitful, in the heart and in the heart they spoke. May the Lord destroy all deceitful lips and…

Psalm 10

At the end. A Psalm. Pertaining to Dauid. In the Lord I have trusted; how will you say to my soul, “Flee to the mountains like a sparrow”? Because, behold, sinners bent a bow; they prepared arrows for the quiver, to shoot in the darkness at the upright in heart, because what you fashioned they…

Psalm 9

At the end. Over the secrets of the son. A Psalm. Pertaining to Dauid. I will acknowledge you, O Lord, with my whole heart; I describe all your wonders. I will be glad and will rejoice in you; I will sing a psalm to your name, O Most High. When my enemy turns back, rearwards,…