CL.008 Deep Calls to Deep: The Psalms in Dialogue and Disruption
Taught by Prof. William P. Brown, William McPheeters Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, March 9-30, via Zoom only.
Bill Brown is the William McPheeters Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. He is a dear friend of Rodger Nishioka who taught with him at Columbia Seminary. Bill loves the Book of Psalms and in his latest book, published last year in 2021 by the same title as this course, he places the songbook of the church in direct conversation with a world in the midst of disruption and upheaval. From a global pandemic, to environmental catastrophes, to the rise of white supremacy and racialized hatred, to demographic changes and partisan polarization, Dr. Brown boldly and thoughtfully calls for Christians to place the Psalms at the heart of the conversation. Through these four class sessions, Professor Brown will open the Psalms to us and help us see how the Spirit is speaking and calling to the church.