Monthly Archives: November 2013

Reflections on Psalm 46


I recently preached a short homily on Psalm 46.  The following are my notes on the Psalm, divided in the historical context, literary context, theological insights, and contemporary application.   Historical Context The superscription of the psalm says, “To the choirmaster.  A psalm of the sons of Korah, set to Alamoth.  A song” (NASB).  The sons of Korah were Levites …

Early Christianity and Today


I’ve been reading a book by Rodney Stark called “The Rise of Christianity.”  Stark is a sociologist by training, so he approaches the subject from this perspective.  He traces the rise of Christianity during the first few centuries AD. There are a number of points he makes that are thought-provoking for our present context.  Stark notes that the Roman culture …