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Meet the new Physician art!
Just look at it! The Physician, taking its main cues from the legendary Landgraff Dynamic Overdrive, provides rich, touch sensitive, versatile tones. From a beefier TS-style boost to harmonically dense distortion, the Physician will doctor your tone in all the right ways. Order yours here!Continue reading »
You’re Not David!
Get the tones of the E89, a mashup of our Bluesbreaker-style Edwards Overdrive and Tube Screamer-style 1689, with the limited edition You’re Not David finish, celebrating one of the best sermons in recent decades. Play this at church or in your bar band; just remember that You’re Not David! Order yours here!Continue reading »
Black Friday starts NOW.
Now through Dec. 7, save 20% off pedals and 10% off merch. You don’t even need a coupon code, so grab a 2716 Seth Morrison Signature Distortion, Wittenberg Bass Preamp, Piper Drive, or Calvin Compressor in time for Christmas!Continue reading »
Meet the all new Piper Drive V3!
We’d like to you to meet the Piper Drive V3, a totally overhauled drive for those of you who find yourself Desiring Tone, and may be a little COUGHobsessiveCOUGH or COUGHcompulsiveCOUGH about it. Hear it and order yours at this link right here!Continue reading »
Pedal.ly Jam Sessions hosts Westminster Effects
I had the chance to go on Pedal.ly’s first ever Jam Sessions. Watch it on YouTube below!Continue reading »
Introducing the 2716 Seth Morrison Signature Distortion
We worked with Seth Morrison of Skillet for nearly a year to develop an enormous sounding, pro grade, high gain distortion pedal. Trust us, this thing sounds huge for being in such a small box. Slap this link to order yours! Also, we did a special episode of the Westminster Effects Doxology Podcast discussing inContinue reading »
Augustine Clean Boost V2 demo from Angry Tones Riff Clips
Just enjoy the shreds and the chugs and the broots from Greg here, and order your own Augustine Clean Boost V2 here.Continue reading »
Psalm 130 – Westminster Worship
We’d like to introduce you to Westminster Worship and our first song meant for congregational worship, our rendition of Psalm 130.
CCLI Song ID: 7184144
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By Bradley Cox
It’s true that, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” However, a thousand words may not paint an accurate picture. Humans have a tendency to dumb down words that should carry significant weight and depth but end up being thrown around with vagueness and sentimentality. Christians are not exempt from this. There are many words – Biblical words – that Christians use to think and talk about salvation and redemption. But if those words are not understood correctly and given the weight and depth Scripture intends, it’s possible for Biblical words to paint a Biblically inaccurate picture in the Christian’s mind.
For example, when Joseph discovered that Mary was pregnant, prior to their wedding, an angel appeared to him and said, “She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” (Matt. 1:21) The word “save” implies that this child is going to bring about some sort of rescue. But what sort of rescue? How would we picture it? Is it like a rescue boat from which life vests and rafts are offered to people in the water who might drown if they don’t see the boat or decide they’d rather take their chances and swim to the nearest shore? The danger here is we might not fill up the word “save” with the depth of meaning Scripture intends. That doesn’t mean we’re not truly saved. However, our joy in salvation could be lessened because we have an inaccurate picture in our minds.
Psalm 130 helps us with this because it pictures salvation for us in four ways. First, the psalmist cries out for rescue, not from the surface, but from “the depths.” It’s an utterly helpless cry because how could a potential rescuer hear his plea from the depths? But he knows who he’s crying out to – Yahweh! Yahweh’s ears can penetrate the depths and tune into the cry, not of the drowning one, but of the one who has already drowned and must be rescued from the bottom.
The second image is that of a courtroom before a judge. The judge is Yahweh and should He “mark” (keep the record of) the psalmist’s sin he could not stand in His presence. Yet in Yahweh’s presence forgiveness is found instead of condemnation. Forgiveness that isn’t to be treated lightly. The holy Judge would be righteous in His condemnation of the psalmist but instead He offers the grace of forgiveness. Thus, He is to be feared because Yahweh with both holy and merciful.
The third image is the watchmen longing and waiting for the light of morning. The watchmen stand their post on the city wall, throughout the long night, squinting anxiously to pick up the slightest hint of danger that may be lurking in the darkness. Nothing they do will make the sun come up any sooner, but as the day dawns they rejoice that the city has been safe for another night. The Lord’s salvation is like the dawn of that new day when darkness is dispelled by the light of His grace and love.
The fourth and final image is the slave whose redemption price has been paid. The slave master is sin and Yahweh has brought deliverance and freedom because of His steadfast love for His people. He did not forget them when they suffered under Egyptian tyranny. Neither will He forget them while they remain under the yoke of slavery to sin and death. His redemption is “plentiful” in that it turns slaves into sons. “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:36)
How should we picture the sort of rescue that God the Father brings about in His Son Jesus Christ? How do we fill up the word “save” with all the depth of meaning Scripture intends? Surely Psalm 130 calls us beyond picturing our salvation as a life raft thrown out to drowning people. Salvation is a rescue from the depths. It is forgiveness that invokes fear and reverence. It’s the light of God overcoming the darkness in our souls. It’s the kind of freedom that turns slaves into sons of the Most High.
New Augsburg demo from Stompbox Saturday!
SPJ is at it again. Check out the delicious tones he got out of the Augsburg Deluxe Amp Sim!Continue reading »