My friend and colleague Julia Rocchi considers crucial questions regarding the relationship between poetry and prayer.
Perichoresis: Divine Choreography [poem, and “scattershot” form commentary]
Check out my poem "Perichoresis: Divine Choreography," including commentary on the word "perichoresis," and the form I use in this poem, which I'm calling "scattershot."
God & Money: A Prayer
What does our faith have to say about money? And how can we respond with hope and truth to growing inequalities in our world? This prayer (and commentary) offer one way forward.
Why the Stakes are High: Poetry, the Bible, & the Slaughter of the Innocents [commentary & sonnet]
How does poetry impact our spiritual formation, as well as our ability to read the Bible? The challenging text of the slaughter of the innocents in Matthew 2 offers a powerful case study.
“The Tao of Christ” [poem, clouds, and intriguing back story]
God spoke to me, and surprised me, through my own words as well as the words of a colleague this past week.
What Benefits Do We Gain When We Share Poetry Together? An Interview with Redbud poets
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.
What This Year’s Black History Month Taught Me About Protest and Poetry
This year, I've celebrated Black History Month by learning from Black artists and poets, past present, and future. The more I learn, the more I want to learn.
Poetry as Cure for Being Gaslit
Poems (and psalms) alone are not sufficient to address injustice. But they can be a first step in the right direction.
Why I Swapped Postcard Poetry with Strangers This Summer
Hint: it has something to do with the prophetic voice, wonder, and fire pits.
Days of Awe: A Gentile Discovers Jewish Poetry
My recent enchantment with the long poetic tradition surrounding the Jewish holidays Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.