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Guest Response to Psalm 6

Today’s response is written by Joshua Skogerboe.  Many of you are already familiar with his work, as I link to it regularly on Forum Fridays.  Aside from being an excellent writer, Josh is a husband, father, seminarian, and Worship Director for Living Hope Church. There are three days that come to mind.  Three of my […]

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Responding to Psalm 6

Psalm 6 (Here is the complete study on Psalm 6: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.) This will be shorter than normal, but that’s ok. In my first impressions of Psalm 6, I wrote: Suddenly, in verse eight, David is rebuking his enemies and sending them away.  Where did that come from?  […]

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Guest Response to Psalm 5

Today’s guest response comes from Andrew Kneeland.  Andrew is currently a junior at AFLBS.  He comes from Arizona and does extensive writing at Twins Target, where he has learned all about suffering. I’m a night owl. I’ve always been able to think clearer in the hours after 10 p.m. than in those before 10 a.m. […]

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Responding to Psalm 5

Psalm 5 (Here is the complete study on Psalm 5: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.) I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what I wrote yesterday on Psalm 5:11-12.  The verse that has kept popping into my mind is, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever,” […]

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Guest Response to Psalm 4

The guest response for Psalm 4 comes to us today from Renah Thompson.  Renah is a member of Faith Free Lutheran Church, where I serve as pastor.  She serves on our Christian Education Committee and is a regular accompanist for our Sunday worship services. Today was a long, chaotic day.  A day of responsibilities to […]

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Responding to Psalm 4

For the complete study on Psalm 4, here are the links for Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5. I think that of the eight verses in this psalm, the verses that struck me the most were verses four and five.  I love the progression in those verses.  David takes his […]

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Guest Response to Psalm 3

For my response to Psalm 3, as well as the links to all the studies on Psalm 3, click here. Today’s guest response comes from a familiar face here at Ophelimos – Ryan Egan.  Ryan blogs at I am an offering, where he focuses on worship as a lifestyle.  For more about Ryan, see the […]

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Responding to Psalm 3

For the entire study on Psalm 3, here are verses 1-2, verses 3-4, verses 5-6, and verses 7-8. I was a little bit surprised at the directions the study of this psalm took.  On the “First Impressions” post, I wrote, “I struggle with the practical application of psalms that talk about being attacked by enemies.  […]

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Guest Response to Psalm 2

I am celebrating my 9th anniversary with my lovely wife Esther today (we were married July 27, 2002).  My sister Katelyn has been gracious enough to write a guest response to the study on Psalm 2.  Katelyn will be a senior this year at the Association Free Lutheran Bible School.  She is the Sunday writer […]

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Responding to Psalm 2

For the entire study on Psalm 2, here is verses 1-3, verses 4-6, verses 7-9, and verses 10-12. I have to admit that even as a conservative, confessional Lutheran, there are times when I don’t take Martin Luther very seriously.  Luther is nothing if not a product of his own times.  If he wants to […]

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