Along with the McGrath family of Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, I have arranged and recorded three volumes of psalms set to Irish and Scottish melodies. Go to www.celticpsalms.com to hear song samples and learn more about this bridge-building project.
Here is a sample of one of our songs, based on Psalm 144.
TODAY’S GUEST Today’s guest is Denise Bradley, an expert in trauma theory, particularly as it applies to people on the margins of society. Denise has extensive training the field of trauma and has spent decades helping victims of violence find healing, accompanying them as they process their experiences and eventually begin to find a wayContinue reading “Psalms for the Spirit Ep. 15: Hope is Stronger than Fear, with Denise Bradley”
TODAY’S GUEST Today’s guest is Brother Thierry, a French Benedictine monk who has lived in Northern Ireland for the past 22 years. Ages ago, when I visited Holy Cross Monastery where he’s based, I remembering Brother Thierry coming to welcome our group, and I was impressed by his gracious hospitality and the inviting and accessibleContinue reading “Psalms for the Spirit Ep. 14: Listening in the Silence for What is True, with Brother Thierry”
TODAY’S GUEST Today’s guest is Sunder John Boopalan, a professor specializing in political theology and ethics, with a personal focus on Dalit theology and social justice. I knew John way back when we were in seminary, when he also passed on his now-famous Indian Dhal curry recipe to my family. I always had a deepContinue reading “Psalms for the Spirit Ep. 13: Transformed by Grief into Agents of Change, with Sunder John Boopalan”
The Psalms have always been a refuge for me. From the time I was able to read, I stole away to my room for solace from the bustle of the household. There in the quiet, I flipped open my Bible, and the pages often opened up ward the middle, to a psalm. “As the deerContinue reading “Longing for Refuge”
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