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Justin Bailey

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Doxology – Psalm 150

The power and prominence of music is worthy of our attention. Music moves us, evokes our emotion, and brings out our humanity like almost nothing else. Don’t just tell me if you believe in an idea. Does it make you sing? If something makes you…
August 19, 2018

Drought – Psalm 126

If the story of Scripture is any indication, hope often begins in sorrow and rage, often withers in the wilderness of disappointed expectations. But it also pushes up through the cracks of despair when it has no earthly reason to do so. If hope springs…
August 12, 2018

Dust – Psalm 90

If you are in transition, or if you woke up this morning and your soul feels restless, or if you are wrestling with the question of where home is to be found, then Moses the man of God has something to say to you today.…
July 22, 2018

Dependence – Psalm 23

Psalm 23 tells us that God’s peace, and the promise of God’s presence is possible. In fact, it shows us that it is possible to walk through the darkest, loneliest and most confusing times if we know who God is: the God who goes before…
July 15, 2018

Dissonance – Psalm 19

Psalm 19 does something similar for us: it is shock therapy for bored Christians sitting in church wondering whether we will hear anything new. Psalm 19 stops us in our tracks and invites us to listen to the music that is already playing, it drops…
June 24, 2018

Disorientation – Psalm 3

When our vision is unclear, we have this incredible propensity to walk in circles, to perpetuate cycles of selfishness, to pass the time without making significant progress in holiness and wholeness. And it is not a matter of sudden turns. It is the result of…
June 3, 2018

Redemption – Ruth 3

Although the Bible is a grand story of how God brings healing to all of creation, it is also grounded in the gritty particularities of real times and places, and in the lives of real people. God does not bring antiseptic salvation separated from the…
May 20, 2017

Bitterness and Blessing – Ruth 1

The story of Ruth is a story of return, reversal, and renewal, of blessing that comes through bitterness, of unexpected kindness and unreserved loyalty. It teaches us that even in the times of emptiness, when prayers seem to fall lifeless to the ground, when it…
May 6, 2017