From Richard Beck: the Psalms as Liberation Theology

I first came across Richard Beck on a blogpost by Rachel Held Evans, and whenever I get the chance I pop back to his website for more reading.

Imagine my delight, then, when I came across this post from last month on the Psalms as Liberation Theology. I think he is on to something here, and certainly my own year of studying the Psalms and writing poems in response took me time and time again to the challenging question, Who (or what) is my enemy? It is one of those questions (like all good questions) that, if you answer it too quickly, you will miss all life-changing truth God is offering.

What I mostly love about this post from Beck is that it is an honest reading of the psalms — not an apologetic one but an intensely personal one — because once you have identified your enemy(ies), the real question becomes, What will you do next?

Take a read … I’d love to hear your thoughts!


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