I have posted episode 2 of my new podcast, “By the Waters of Babylon.” You can listen here.
In this episode, I continue my discussion of Psalm 137, highlighting the fact that many of the imagery from this psalm is used in the New Testament to describe the church’s current situation by way of analogy.
I also review a helpful book that deals with singing in a post-Christian culture, A New Song for an Old World by Calvin Stapert. Stapert helpfully surveys the early church fathers’ attitude toward worship and culture, applying their philosophy to our present situation.
I also direct attention to a resource that helps Christians today sing the Lord’s song in a pagan culture, namely, our hymnal, Hymns to the Living God.
Finally, I take a little time to define the idea of “culture” biblically, arguing that we should define it essentially as the behavior of a people, rather than as ethnicity.
I pray that this episode will be a help and an encouragement to you. Please subscribe to the podcast, and if you find it helpful, please rate it on iTunes.