• Watch Dr. Walter Bruggemann’s three videos (links provided below):
o The Psalms: The Hard Road from Obedience to Praise – Lecture One “Orientation
o The Psalms: The Hard Road from Obedience to Praise – Lecture Two “Disorientation”
o The Psalms: The Hard Road from Obedience to Praise – Lecture Three “New Orientation”
• Discuss the way that Brueggemann categorizes the Psalms.
- Identify and explain the categories of Orientation, Disorientation, and New Orientation.
- Why are these helpful categories?
- How did the Psalms reflect the life of ancient Israel? Describe the vision of worship we find in the Psalms.