Descending Theology: The Resurrection

To match the Good Friday poem, one of my favorites. Descending Theology: The Resurrection By Mary Karr From the far star points of his pinned extremities, cold inched in—black ice and squid ink— till the hung flesh was empty. Lonely in that void even for pain, he missed his splintered feet, the human stare buried [Read More...]

Descending Theology: The Crucifixion

A poem for this day. Descending Theology: The Crucifixion By Mary Karr  To be crucified is first to lie down on a shaved tree, and then to have oafs stretch you out on a crossbar as if for flight, then thick spikes fix you into place. Once the cross pops up and the pole stob [Read More...]

Contemplating the Passion

Over at The High Calling, Gordon Atkinson provides some help for those who are looking for aid in contemplating the passion of Christ: If you have been a Christian for many years and are familiar with the story, you are at a great disadvantage. Try to forget that you already know every detail of what [Read More...]

A Week of Holy

For Western Christians (even those from not-very-liturgical traditions), this week is Holy Week, in which we remember the days that led up to Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. Over at The High Calling, they ran a series of posts on observing Holy Week. Laura Boggess reflects on at “a week of holy”: A week of little [Read More...]


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