The Psalms

The Psalms

The Psalms, collectively, have been described as the national hymn-book of the Old Testament people of God, expressing every emotion of the human heart and experience.  The book of Psalms also serves as a contemporary lexicon, giving us words we need to communicate with God in our worship and our day to day lives.

in this module we will become familiar with the origins, structure and literary style of the Psalms and make the Psalms, collectively and individually, more accessible.  The hope of the lecturer is that students will make much greater use of the Psalms in their personal walk with the Lord, thereby enriching and maturing their spiritual lives and worship.

Held over zoom, you don’t even need to leave home to benefit from this course! And because all sessions are recorded, if the live teaching time doesn’t suit you, registered students can access and watch them at a convenient time of their own choosing.

There are two ways to get involved:

  • You can audit the course – simply taking part, enjoying the teaching and online fellowship, and benefitting from lots of notes and materials
  • you can submit assessments – completing an assignment for marking and gaining EBC study credits

The course starts on Tuesday 4th October 2022 and runs from 9.30 – 10.30am each Tuesday morning during College term time. Specific dates will be provided.

The cost is:

  • auditing option: £63 (9 sessions @ £7 per session)
  • assessments option: £90 (9 sessions @ £10 per session)

Please note that fees must be paid in advance. Registration is essential and can be done here.

If you have any questions or want more information, please email

You can download a Module Description: here

Course Tutor:

Pastor John Brand DipTH

EBC Director of Training

John was born to missionary parents in India and trusted Christ for salvation while at boarding school there at the age of 11.  He later trained at the Bible Training Institute in Glasgow, and then, for 12 years, pastored two Independent Evangelical churches, one in the inner city of London and then one in Liverpool, during some of which time he also served on the UK Council of Africa Inland Mission International (AIM). In 1993 he took on the role of AIM’s Director for Scotland, becoming Director for UK and Europe in 1999. During his 8 years in this position he exercised a Bible teaching ministry throughout UK and Europe and made regular visits to many of AIM’s fields of service in Africa where he was involved in ministering to missionaries and nationals. Married to Caroline and with two grown up sons and two grand-daughters, John is Pastor of Grace Community Church, Broxburn, contributes book reviews and articles to Christian publications, and is author of three books – A Concise Chronology of the Bible, The Bible as it Happened and Mission Matters, which has also been published in Romanian. In the little spare time he has, he enjoys reading, walking and family history research.