Category Archives: Poems

Share the Feast of Promised Presence

Jesus Calls Us by John Bell & Graham Maule Jesus calls us here to meet him As, through word and song and prayer, We affirm God’s promised presence, Where his people live and care. Praise the God who keeps his … Continue reading

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I See You

I See You I see you there rolled into the back, sad as the day is long, dependent on helpers, masters disguised as servants. I see you there limping as you swivel your entire hip forward; No subtle grimace and … Continue reading

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City on a Hill

“In a tweet, Will Butler (of Arcade Fire fame) described the track “City on a Hill” as a “hot new Christmas jam” replete with “some cussin’.” In practice, however, Butler’s [Christmas 2015] offering is quite solemn in tone, a piano-driven … Continue reading

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The Wild Hope of Christmas

   

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Awakening in the World

A Blessing: Awakening in the World by John O’Donohue Blessed be the longing that brought you here and that quickens your soul with wonder. May you have the courage to befriend your eternal longing. May you enjoy the critical and … Continue reading

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Just a Shot Away

Gimme Shelter The Rolling Stones Oh, a storm is threat’ning My very life today If I don’t get some shelter Oh yeah, I’m gonna fade away War, children, it’s just a shot away It’s just a shot away War, children, … Continue reading

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What about us?

Listening for the currents of popular culture that serve as a prophetic word about the times in which we live, “What about us?” performed by P!nk, is a prayerful lament. Though the specific meaning behind this song is unclear, this is … Continue reading

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