Category Archives: Poetry

And the Sun Stands Still

As the pandemic continues my friend Cheryl McCarthy leads a night watch prayer during the midnight hour. She is the director of Ananias Project, a prayer ministry for Fresh Expressions US. After last night’s prayer call, I couldn’t sleep. I … Continue reading

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Jesus Will Be

“He may fit ‘inside’ our hearts,
But he will not fit inside our preferences.
He may stoop down to us in love,
But he will not comply with our politics.”

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It Will Be Done

We were born in a system doomed to fail built on the back of oppression hidden in a fairy tale of greed-laced delusion, seduction and confusion. It’s easy to forget where we belong. The promises of empire and disordered desire, … Continue reading

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Crown Him

Crown him when you’re lonely. Crown him when you’re afraid. Crown him when you’re angry. Crown him when you’re in pain. Crown him when you’re in good company. Crown him when all is well. Crown him when you’ve taken courage. … Continue reading

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Poetry: Free

I wrote this simple poem around 2003. It was a season of profound transition and hurt brought about by a most unexpected disappointment. In a desperate attempt to reconcile my failures with faith, I was pushed to consider Jesus in a … Continue reading

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