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...]

Auden, Anxiety, and the Music on the Way

Anxiety is a powerful problem for many people – I was recently amazed to find out that nearly half of one of my college classes freely admitted to having been on anxiety medication at some point in their lives. For many, it’s something they just have to live with. So I thought Laura Ortberg Turner’s [Read More...]

Sing One Common Lord

An excerpt from “Christmas,” by George Herbert. The shepherds sing; and shall I silent be? My God, No hymn for thee? My soul’s a shepherd too: a flock it feeds Of thoughts, and words, and deeds. The pasture is thy word; the streams, thy grace Enriching all the place. Shepherd and flock shall sing, and [Read More...]


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