Two quotes from the blogosphere this week. One on the Psalter, one on christology. The common link - they both put Jesus at the centre:
Psalms 1 and 2 were not read as two disparate Torah and royal psalms respectively in the final redaction of the Psalter; rather, both depict the ideal Joshua-like warrior and king who through divinely given authority vanquishes his enemies. From this eschatological perspective the Psalter opens and sets the tone for all subsequent psalms.
Cole, R. (2002) “An Integrated Reading of Psalms 1 and 2”, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, pp. 75-88
You can read my sermon on Psalms 1 and 2 here.
From Chris Tilling
'[I]t may well be that most Christians tolerate only as much humanity as they deem consonant with their view of divinity'
(172-3 n.4, from Raymond Brown, An Introduction to New Testament Christology, 27)
Wouldn't it be radical if we actually allowed Jesus to shape our 'view of divinity'!?.