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Jackson Ferrell
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    English, Creative Writing, Math, 2004 - 2006
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Question of the Day: Is God great? #biblestudy   #psalms   #questionoftheday   #religion  
As I read these psalms by the sons of Korah, I find myself wondering about the process of their composition. What sort of music accompanied the psalms, what did they sound like? How did the sons of…
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"Simply put, they [the congregation] expect God to be there for them. Even in this hypothetical scenario of complete tectonic upheaval wherein the mountains fall into the sea, complete geological inversion, the congregation is fearless because of their confidence in God. Which, unless they are either speaking in metaphors or have experienced God’s provision during a catastrophic actual-mountain-destroying earthquake-tsunami, sounds to me like utter lunacy." Yeah, in this entry I kinda went off. #biblestudy   #psalms   #rant  
Here’s another psalm of orientation, according to Walter Brueggemann’s classification scheme, about God protecting his people. And here’s the thing about psalms of orientation: th…
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Psalm 44 is a communal psalm, for the “we” of Israel to sing as a group, recalling God’s saving and empowering work in the days of “our fathers.” It also paints a fami…
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Rejected titles for today's Chocolate Book post include "Deer Guy" and "Gone God II." It's about times when God seems absent, and whether sometimes maybe he IS absent. What do you think? #biblestudy   #psalms  
You may know Psalm 42 as the psalm with the thirsty deer simile. It’s one of the more well-known psalms, in part because of the popular worship song “As The Deer.” Written in 1981…
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Have you seen today's Chocolate Book post yet? #biblestudy   #worship   #psalms  
Shortly after I began reading Psalms for Chocolate Book, my church started a series on the Psalms, titled “Honest to God.” Coincidence? I think not. Yesterday, the sermon covered Psalm …
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Today on Chocolate Book: external problems are nothing compared to the mess we make of ourselves when our evil angers a righteous God. #biblestudy   #psalms   #spirituality  
So far, whenever there’s trouble in a Psalm of David, it’s usually come from his enemies. There’s some external threat, mocking David or doing violence to him or threatening his l…
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Here's the question of the day: why are there even psalms of orientation in the Bible, when they could be psalms of new orientation, informed by the complexity and ugliness of the world as it is, yet still possessing a hope grounded in the underlying reality of God's power and goodness? Why bother singing songs of naiveté? Why base your communal identity on this? #biblestudy   #psalms   #questions   #questionoftheday  
Here we have another hymn of triumph, an ode to God’s majesty. Much like in Psalm 24, God is depicted as the King of Israel, victorious over Israel’s enemies and ruling over the nations…
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Today on Chocolate Book: a psalm of love featuring the line "The peoples fall under You; Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies." Truly the perfect song for your wedding. #biblestudy   #psalms   #lovesong  
The sons of Korah are at it again with a song celebrating the king’s marriage. Imagine, for a moment, that you are getting married, and instead of picking out an existing song to be played at…
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Today on Chocolate Book: coping with feeling rejected by God. #biblestudy   #prayer   #psalms  
Who’s the enemy of the day, David? Who’s after your life this time? Right away, asking God for deliverance and vindication, David identifies his foe as “an ungodly nation” a…
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Psalm 41 on Chocolate Book today. Verse 4 reads: "As for me, I said, ‘O Lord, be gracious to me; heal my soul, for I have sinned against You.'" What is a confession of sin doing in the middle of David's complaint? #biblestudy   #questionoftheday   #psalms  
You might think, as you begin reading Psalm 41, that David’s speaking from a place of smooth sailing. The first few verses are a blessing, much like Psalm 1 or Psalm 15, for those who are gen…
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Today on Chocolate Book: silence, the meaning of life, and who do you trust enough to tell them, "Leave me alone?" #biblestudy   #psalms   #existentialism  
If you’re anything like me, you consider what you say carefully. You ensure that you can trust people before you open up to them; until you drop your guard, every conversation is an experimen…
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Today on Chocolate Book: obsessing over trees! #biblestudy   #psalms  
I see a number of familiar themes here. The profits of evil are fleeting, but righteousness plays the long game (vv. 2, 7, 10, 18-20, 25, 35-36, 38). The righteous man defined first by his attitude…
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