The Firmly Planted Tree

By Joey Hawkins

A Psalms reading podcast for the encouragement of the church.

The Firmly Planted Tree is a podcast for the reading and discussion of the Psalms—the song and prayer book of the church bringing the whole of human experience before God. FPT is hosted by Joey Hawkins.

He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
—Psalm 1:3

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Introduction From The Host

The Firmly Planted Tree Episodes

Joey Hawkins

Psalm 3 – Cracking Jaws

In this episode, we read and reflect on Psalm 3 which introduces us to Psalms with the historical context and imprecatory language. “To be in a minority is itself a test of nerve; more so when the minority is shrinking.” – Derek Kidner Our music is provided by Brian Sauve. You can find more info and support Brian in writing

Joey Hawkins

Bonus Episode – Teddy Roosevelt’s Man In The Arena

A bonus episode of the famous “Man In The Arena” by Theodore Roosevelt. It comes from his speech, “Citizenship In A Republic” delivered at the Sorbonne in Paris, France on the 23rd of April 1910. I hope you enjoy the reading and share the podcast with a friend!

Joey Hawkins

Psalm 2 – “Kiss the Son” with guest Rollie Hawk

This week we are joined by our first guest, Rollie Hawk. Rollie lives in Anna, Illinois where he serves as an Elder at First Christian Church. For our first church discussion we discuss Psalm 2 with the royal image of the Son and the honor due him from nations and kings. Our music is provided by Brian Sauve. You can

Joey Hawkins

Psalm 1 – The Tree

Welcome back to the Firmly Planted Tree. In this episode we kick off the reading of the Psalms with Psalm 1, centering around the righteous man planted like a tree by the waters. Our music is provided by Brian Sauve. You can find more info and support Brian in writing and recording the Psalms at the link: https://www.briansauve.com/songs-worth-singing And please

Joey Hawkins

Intro to The Firmly Planted Tree

The Firmly Planted Tree, a Psalms reading podcast for the encouragement of the church. This is our introductory episode!