Family and Relationships
Why I Rejected Christianity (Then and...
In Which I Think I'll Die Young
Holiness and Pentecostal
Presbyterian and Reformed
see all religions
#MLK, #BLM and the Rhetoric of...
Andre E. Johnson
10 Helpful Resources for Lent
Two Recent Reviews of “One Gospel” and...
Why Religious "Prophets" Can't Be...
A Different Kind of Christian
Jesus Is Love
Marriage Survival Kit
Who Is God?
Christiana N. Peterson
Select a Category
A. G. Harmon
Chad Thomas Johnston
Christiana N. Peterson
Daniel Bowman Jr.
Jessica Mesman Griffith
Shannon Huffman Polson
Select a Month
May 10, 2017
Quartet for J. Robert Oppenheimer
What would you think of a biography of a famous person written in the form...
May 09, 2017
Disturbing the Silence: Part 2
Flocking to rural life and simple living can be just as much an attempt to...
May 05, 2017
Poetry Friday: “The Aging Maria”
The prose poem is a challenging genre. After all, what distinguishes “plain prose” from “prose...
April 28, 2017
Poetry Friday: “To Jenya on First Noticing the Dog’s Bowl of My Imagination”
I was first drawn to this poem by Carol Ann Davis because of its long...
April 21, 2017
Poetry Friday: “Sewing Box”
We don’t think enough—or at least I don’t—about how objects can contain memory. But Murray...
April 10, 2017
Dancing with Words During National Poetry Month
Here’s your assignment. Choose a poem you’ve written (it could be any piece of writing,...
April 07, 2017
Poetry Friday: “The Last Supper”
This poem is a meditation on Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, “The Last Supper.” But...
March 17, 2017
Poetry Friday: “In Tandem”
Here is a poem that takes aim at our clichés about aging and death. It...
March 10, 2017
Poetry Friday: “Grief Daybook: A Love Supreme”
It’s fairly common for a poem to be inspired by (or be in conversation with)...
February 28, 2017
Dinner with Dona Adélia
Jessica Goudeau’s translations of the work of Adélia Prado, Brazil’s foremost living poet, appear in...
February 24, 2017
Poetry Friday: “The Cartographer of Disaster”
Sometimes a poet will take a familiar story but re-tell it from the point of...
February 10, 2017
Poetry Friday: “Erasure”
Have you ever felt that your own existence is being called into question? That you...
February 03, 2017
Poetry Friday: “Bewilder”
This is a poem about scale, about the awesome power of the Creator, who in...
February 01, 2017
What is poetry, anyway? I found myself musing about this as I sat with John...
January 30, 2017
The Next Abraham
A few days ago, I was blessed to be present at my grandson Abraham’s bris,...
December 30, 2016
Poetry Friday: “New Year, Good Work”
A delightful scene is set in this poem. At the start of the new year,...
December 27, 2016
Update’s Top Ten of 2016
Every week, the Image staff curates a digital dispatch of compelling new books, music, artwork,...
December 23, 2016
Poetry Friday: “Carol of the Infuriated Hour”
Christmas carols: we love their joyous celebration of the birth of Christ. In “Carol of...
December 20, 2016
Kathleen Wakefield’s Invisible Stenographer
You’ve got to meet this character. She’s a stenographer by trade: From the outset she...
December 16, 2016
Poetry Friday: “A Christmas Story”
In “A Christmas Story,” Robert Cording evokes Aleksander Wat (1900-1967), a Polish poet that converted...
December 09, 2016
Poetry Friday: “Advent” by Bruce Bond
I’ve heard many people say we’ve never needed poetry more than we do now, but...
November 28, 2016
Saying Yes to the Annunciation
Of all the Gospel episodes, the Annunciation has long been one of the favorites of...
November 11, 2016
Poetry Friday: “Plowboy’s Bible” by Austin Segrest
When I read Austin Segrest’s “Plowboy’s Bible,” I began to realize that the entire poem...
November 03, 2016
Tootling around on Twitter, I’ve come upon a delightful community of poets. Their hashtag is...
November 02, 2016
The Best Words: Selections from the Sex Tapes of Tremendous Male Poets
I knew a woman, lovely in her bones, When small birds sighed, she would sigh...
October 20, 2016
A Conversation with John Terpstra
This interview originally appeared as a web-exclusive feature for Image issue 63. John Terpstra has...
October 14, 2016
Poetry Friday: “Nothing More” by Todd Davis
Whenever I first meet a long skinny poem, I ask myself: Why has the poet...
October 13, 2016
A Conversation with Scott Cairns
This post originally appeared as web-exclusive content in Image issue 68. Scott Cairns, the author...
October 07, 2016
Poetry Friday: “Intercession: For My Daughter” by Brett Foster
We pass into this world at birth. We pass out of it at death. And...
September 16, 2016
Poetry Friday: “Homily”
Last Sunday I was trying to decide whether to go church or take a walk...
Related posts from
Halos and Other Important Things
Adventures in Praying with Scripture
Occasions of Grace
Trafficking in Fear
Advertise With Us
Terms of Service
Write For Us
Follow Us on Facebook
Copyright 2008-2017, Patheos. All rights reserved.