A prose poem inspired by the Saharan dust storm that recently reached us in North Carolina.
God's word planted in good soil promises to bear the fruit that God desires for our world. Here is my sermon on Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23.
How do we talk about racial reconciliation in a way that invites further conversation? Mark Vroegop's "Weep with Me" suggests that the biblical language of lament can be a helpful way to engage in these conversations. Here is my review of this book.
There is a lot of mistrust, fear, and hate in our world today. What will drive them out? Not more of the same. What our world needs now is faith, hope, and love.
"God goes to all people in their need," Dietrich Bonhoeffer writes, but "Christians stand by God in God's own pain." Here is a poem, prayer, psalm, and promise featuring a poem by Bonhoeffer alongside Psalm 32.
Jesus gave up his divinity to set us free from sin, and invites all who are weary to take his yoke upon them. Here is my sermon on Romans 7 and Matthew 11:28-30.
A sonnet (of sorts) inspired by the Christian monk and writer, Thomas Merton.
In this rapidly-changing world, where we do turn to find guidance? We look to the star that endures, to the eternal that continues to be the foundation of our future.
"Be a hero in the strife," Longfellow writes, but also "learn to labor and to wait." Here is a poem, prayer, psalm, and promise featuring Longfellow's poem alongside Psalm 90.