Eric Barreto, assistant professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary, talks about the origins of the 27 books that form the New Testament.
Rolf Jacobson talks about praise psalms and their importance for our life today.
According to Jacobson, praise serves two functions in the psalms:
- as a form of testimony, to show others how God has acted in the world (i.e., "We are called to praise God not for God's person, but for God's mission."); and
- as a form of direct communication with God, as a part of our relationship with God.
Jacobson concludes that praise is neither for transactional purposes nor for affirmation of God; rather, …