Tim Keller believes that every emotional condition, every life situation, is covered in the psalms in some way. Thus, whatever our condition, the psalms ought to be always on our lips.

In preparation for the Sing! 2018 conference in Nashville, Keith Getty sat down to talk with Keller about how to incorporate psalms into corporate worship as well as family worship, counseling, and personal prayer. Getty and Keller agree that immersion in the Psalms helps believers become more authentic. The Psalms allow us not only to express our own raw emotion, but also to understand God more authentically. Keller remarks, “If you’re in a relationship with somebody, it’s not authentic to say, ‘I want you to know who I am, but actually I don’t want to know who you are. . . . I want you to be the person I want you to be, not the person you are.'”