Friday, September 21, 2007

The Upheaval of Grace

Johanna W. H. BosDora Pierce Professor of Bible and Professor of Old Testament

Amy Plantinga PauwHenry P. Mobley Professor of Doctrinal Theology

Psalm 68:1-20
Baccalaureate Service on May 20, 2007

Psalm 68 is a difficult psalm, full of textual problems and violent imagery. But it brings good news of God’s upheaval of the status quo in favor of the suffering and vulnerable, those who are farthest away from the abundant life God intends for all. This upheaval of grace starts already with the fact that in this psalm women are called to be preachers of this good news. Today we too, women and men alike, are called to participate in the upheaval of grace as we stand with prisoners, outcasts, and the afflicted, and sing the praises of our gracious and righteous God. Listen to the sermon.