What About the “Mean” Psalms?

What About the “Mean” Psalms?

The most common question I’m asked about putting all 150 Psalms to music (besides what translation I use) is this: “How are you going to pull off Psalm 119?” It’s a good question, since, at 168 verses, Psalm 119 is by far the longest Psalm. (My answer: it’s going to...
Psalm 15: What Real Integrity Looks Like

Psalm 15: What Real Integrity Looks Like

I’ve been on a multi-year journey studying the Psalms and setting them to music, and the most surprising development in that journey has been discovering just how deep, rich, and consistent the message of each Psalm is. I used to skim over the more culturally...
Awake, O Sleeper: Getting Up Early

Awake, O Sleeper: Getting Up Early

An hour a day with God. It is a radical challenge I encourage at my spiritual disciplines classes and in conversations with those seeking to follow Jesus more radically. Spending an hour a day with God (through prayer, silence, Bible study, etc.) is a life-altering...