Articles by T. David Gordon

The Kingdom Theology of the Psalter - A Challenging Lesson for the Church in America

Article by   May 2015
The language of royalty is pervasive in the Psalms. "Rule," "king" and their cognates appear 98 times in the Psalms (and the figurative words "throne," "rod," or "scepter" appear 26 times). Kings govern their kingdoms via statutes or laws, and such language appears 110 times. Kings also defend their people militarily, and such language appears 297 times. Just in these word-groups alone, we have 531 examples of royal language in the 150 canonical Psalms. This is not at all surprising, because the psalter is the hymnal of a religious people whose faith was essentially royal. The biblical narrative that we ordinarily designate as "Creation--Fall--Redemption" could equally truthfully be designated as "Rule of God--Revolt against God's Rule--Restoration of God's Rule. continue

iPod, YouTube, Wii Play

Article by   July 2013
D. Brent Layham, iPod, YouTube, Wii Play: Theological Engagements with Entertainment (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2012), x + 220 pp., $24.00 D. Brent Laytham, a professor of theology at St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore, has written a very... continue
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