The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Psalms in the key of life

God invites me to bring the whole mess the rage, the misery, the anger, the joy

In this season they are strange gifts--the Psalms. Still, ancient Jewish poets struggling to make sense of their mysterious lives and their mysterious God left them to us as just that, a gift, however strange. Even more strange is the stable with its dirty straw and animal dung, where that same God placed his son in a feedbox swaddled in a Father's care.

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