How do we process unanswered questions and gaps in memory, especially regarding war and wounds? Pastor Poet Patrick Hansel gives us some clues in his new book Quitting Time.
A poem of mine about the experience of centering prayer.
How does poetry help us to know God, as well as ourselves? And how can we find new treasures in ancient words? This Trinity Sunday sermon, which weaves together ancient and more modern poetry, explores these questions through three key Biblical words.
A poem that explores the experience of walking a labyrinth.
What are poetry feedback groups, and why do they matter? Check out my article about my own experience of finding God through leading poetry feedback groups.
A poem about living in the tension of the "already, but not yet" this season.
"Art and Faith: A Theology of Making" is good news for artists, poets, and other contemplatives. Check out my recently published review of this empowering book.
Why memorize a poem? What do race, #ChurchToo, and embodiment have to do with poetry? I explore all of those questions, and more, in this hot-off-the-press book review.
How I'm finding God's beauty this year when so many Advent practices are off limits.
Poems (and psalms) alone are not sufficient to address injustice. But they can be a first step in the right direction.