News & the Good News

A weekly reflection, in text and audio, on current events in the light of the gospel.

The Psalm for The Week: May 31st

Psalm 104: For the week of May 31-June 6 It may be dangerous to wade into the debates about Intelligent Design in a very short reflection that is meant as a devotion rather than an argument. But I’ll venture a few things, off the cuff, in...

The Psalm for The Week: May 24th

Psalm 68: For the week of May 24—May 30 If the Psalms were edited down through the years, experts agree that too many hands went to work on Psalm 68! A thematic thread is hard to find. Plus, there are more than half a dozen changes in...

The Psalm for The Week: May 17th

Psalm 66: 7-18 : For the week of May 17—23 Some things remain the same "But we don’t go to the Temple to make burnt offerings!” This might be the kind of thought that comes to mind when we read this Psalm or others that depict an ancient...

The Psalm for The Week: May 10th

Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 : For the week of May 10-16 Don’t spend all your time debating It can be a real temptation to spend all our time debating about God or with God. A very close friend told me over many decades that he did not believe in...

The Psalm for The Week: May 3rd

Psalm 23: For the week of May 3—9 Can More Be Said? What can be said by us about Psalm 23 that has not already been said, and said better, than we can hope to say? Not much. So our praise of Psalm 23 is to say simply of this Psalm: It...

The Psalm for The Week: April 26th

Psalm 116: For the week of April 26—May 2 Calling Upon God Bottling things up is unwise. We know, in a very ordinary matters, that naming challenges has a way of making them manageable. When we tell someone that our house is filled with...

Pages