Walter Brueggemann with Rick Lee James on the Voices In My Head Podcast: Episode #152

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What a treat it was to have Dr. Walter Brueggemann on the Voices In My Head Podcast. We had such a great discussion talking about theology, music, and where we will go if we die tonight. This episode was recorded on location at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Cincinnati Ohio on Wednesday September 30th.

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See What Michael Card & Others Are Saying About Rick Lee James’ New Book

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What Others Are Saying About Our of the Depths:

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“Rick Lee James has accomplished what I have been trying to do for decades; bring together the thoughtful reader with the discerning listener. He has written an important introduction to the Psalter which opens the door to his own musical interpretations.”

–MICHAEL CARD

Award Winning Singer, Songwriter, & Author

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“The Psalms take up more real estate in the Bible than any other book. This ancient Jewish hymnal is an anthology of lyrics for one hundred and fifty songs. These God-obsessed poems are not to be blithely read, but prayed, or better yet chanted and sung. To properly approach the Psalms we need to abandon the didactic and embrace the poetic, but this does not come naturally for everyone. What we need is the artistic sensibilities of a songwriter to guide us. This is precisely what Rick Lee James brings to the Psalms in his wonderful book Out Of The Depths. As a pastor/songwriter/musician Rick Lee James is uniquely suited to introduce us to the Psalms and help us see how these three thousand year old songs speak to the whole range of human experience in the light of brutal honesty and radical trust in God. I highly recommend Out Of The Depths!”

–BRIAN ZAHND

Pastor of Word of Life Church, St. Joseph, Missouri & Author of A Farewell To Mars (2014)

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“My friend, Rick Lee James, reminded me that Christian art can still be thoughtful and profound in his beautiful record “Basement Psalms Live.”  In this companion book, Rick brings the depth of his attentive songwriting to life by highlighting the intention, the community, and the reverence that the Biblical Psalms have demanded from people of faith since their inception. Most important, Rick’s writing expounds on the deep sense of hope and joy that is the palatable foundation of his music. I highly recommend this book.”

–MATT LITTON

Author of Holy Nomad: The Rugged Road To Joy, Educator, & Speaker

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“Part memoir, part biblical commentary, part album liner notes, Out of the Depths is a unique and refreshing exploration of the Psalms. Rick Lee James offers a compelling, insightful overview both of the theological contributions of the Psalms but also their inspiration for his own musical pursuits. The result is a soul-enriching journey through the highs, lows, joys and laments of the Christian life.”

–BRETT MCCRACKEN

Author of Gray Matters: Navigating the Space Between Legalism and Liberty

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Rick Lee James’ insight into the Psalms is refreshing! His love of songs and worship find thought-provoking expression in this truly inspirational book!

–CRAIG ADAMS

Creative/Publishing Director For Lifeway Worship

26 Days Left To Fund Out Of the Depths

With 26  days left and $590.00 left to be raised on Kickstarter.com, Rick Lee James still needs your help to get his first book published. Click on the Kickstarter logo below to check out the great rewards you receive when you help to fund, Out of the Depths:  Songwriter’s Journey Through The Psalms.

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You can read Ben DeBono’s introduction to the book at this link. It gives you a glimpse of what to expect inside Rick’s book .

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Out of the Depths: A Book By Rick Lee James

Rick James is raising funds for Out of the Depths: A Book By Rick Lee James on Kickstarter! "Out Of The Depths: A Songwriter's Journey Through The Psalms" is a companion book to my live 2013 album, Basement Psalms LIVE.

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Podcast #52: How To Read The Bible with Dr. Steven L. McKenzie

Author of How To Read The Bible: : History, Prophecy, Literature--Why Modern Readers Need to Know the Difference and What It Means for Faith Today
Dr. Steven L. McKenzie – Author of How To Read The Bible: History, Prophecy, Literature–Why Modern Readers Need to Know the Difference and What It Means for Faith Today

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This week on Voices In My Head we look at How To Read The Bible with Hebrew and Old testament Professor,  Dr. Steven L. McKenzie. Dr. McKenzie  holds a B.A. (summa cum laude) and an M.Div. from Abilene Christian University and the Th.D. from Harvard University. His research and teaching interests include: the history of ancient Israel, the literature of the Hebrew Bible, the Hebrew language, the Dead Sea Scrolls, methods of biblical interpretation, and archaeology. He is a past president of the board of governors of the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology at the University of Memphis. He is also a co-leader of the Middle East Travel Seminar, which tours Syria, Jordan, the Sinai, Israel, and Greece each Spring. I can’t recommend his book, How To Read The Bible, highly enough.

Voices In My Head is a Podcast dedicated to covering things like comics, movies, books, music and various other things that get stuck in the head of pop culture, but with a Theological lens. Listen to it on Podbean.comStitcherThe Rick Lee James Mobile AppiTunesReverbnation.com, and FacebookRick Lee James Official Web Site is www.RickLeeJames.com. To leave a voice message comment for Voices In My Head call (937) 505-0162. Get Rick’s music on iTunes and at CDBaby.com. Email can be sent to RLJames29@yahoo.com. You can also watch Rick Lee James music videos on YouTube.

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