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November 27, 2017
I hope you kneel
I hope you kneel in broad daylight under the noonday sun on the moist Mother...
May 13, 2017
Mamie, Did you Know? A Mother’s Day Poem for Mamie Till-Mobley
Mamie, did you know that your baby boy would one day be pulled from the...
January 13, 2017
An Inaugural Prayer
Holy God, Help Us Help us learn that we are our brother's keeper. Help us...
November 13, 2016
A Post-Election Poem
I want you to keep my name out of your mouth. It doesn't matter where...
September 14, 2016
As I see you standing there. I’m not sure what to do. I wasn’t expecting...
May 20, 2016
The Time is NOW to embrace our not so menacing Shadow
Shadows go in front of you, leading into your future and trail behind you,...
April 17, 2016
Now – A poem and painting reminding us to be present
This year I have been thinking about how to get the most out of life....
January 17, 2016
Death, Grieving and the Christmas Story
Earlier in December my mother-in-law suddenly passed away. It was totally unexpected. You might say...
November 21, 2015
I walk the line
Verbally abused in an unwarranted and shocking attack in my home this week by someone...
November 17, 2015
“Radical Gratitude: Hearing the Call” – a poem
November is national gratitude month. With that in mind, I wanted...
October 08, 2015
Inevitable: the death of news as we know it
Sometimes, I just think in poetry. Today is such a day. Sometimes, when I spend...
October 06, 2015
Slave to Love
When did this happen? She felt like an overcooked porkchop... Where was her essence, flavor...
May 05, 2015
Sit with me in the I don’t know
Does the weight of the world lie heavy on your shoulders most days these past...
April 10, 2015
The quester The quester… that could describe my life and I like that! When I...
April 06, 2015
she prays while he swears
he wants to pray, but his head is full of philosophies theologies, theodicies, Divine Command...
April 05, 2015
Eye Gazing in Prison on Holy Saturday
I spent Holy Saturday at the Philadelphia FDC 3South floor with 12 incarcerated women attending...
January 16, 2015
Growing as Agents of Peace and Healing
Come then, my beloved, my lovely one, come. For see, winter is past, the rains...
December 18, 2014
This Advent, Think Different. What Is GOD Waiting For?
It’s Advent again. This is the time, leading up to Christmas, when we reflect upon...
October 22, 2014
Rebellion and Awe
I am grateful to my people of origin, the Evangelicals. Sure they scared the hell...
September 12, 2014
Soren Kierkegaard: The First Emergent Thinker? (Part One)
For the past fifteen years the “Emerging Church” has been a source of refuge for...
September 06, 2014
Welcome to the Zoo
Mike Stavlund is a husband, a father, a writer, an emergence practitioner, and an adjunct...
December 13, 2013
Gungor: The Postmodern Anthem Band
It took me a long time to write this. I thought I should try to...
October 09, 2013
The Death of a Beautiful Woman
"The death, then, of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the...
March 29, 2013
Interview with Mike Stavlund & an Easter Poem
It was another busy week on Doug Pagitt radio. We had a chance to chat...
March 19, 2013
Vocation by Instinct (or what birds buildings nests might tell us about finding meaningful work)
Some thoughts and a poem on intuition and vocation after conversations with Troy Bronsink, Jon...
February 26, 2013
a short blog post and poem written in response to our conversation with Peter Rollins...
August 27, 2012
” Forest Life: by Shane Crash “…radical, scandalous redemptive imagination
For years I have been exploring the idea of faith on the fringe of church-ianity...
April 29, 2012
Lines at Easter
I am an amateur poet. Well, more precisely I scribble on paper and end up...
February 11, 2012
For those who know:
a modern parable
It may have occurred to you as strange my friend when the ravenous vultures began...
January 19, 2012
Loving Jesus, Hating Religion: A Well-Meaning False Dichotomy
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