Singing the Dark Psalms

The-Health-and-Wealth-GospelThe cover of the January 8, 2014 edition of Christian Century proclaimed, “Why We Need the Dark Psalms.”  In the cover article, writer Martin Tel reminds his readers of how the Western church has conveniently eliminated the dark psalms from its song repertoire in favor of happier psalms and hymns.

I have to admit that the Psalms are more representative of life than the hymnbook of the name-it-and-claim-it crowd on Sunday morning television.  As much as we’d like it to be otherwise, life is unfair, cruel, unpredictable, and ruthless. Continue reading →