Sonnet #5 This God unseen, He hides beneath the robesof cloud and sky and cracking thunderous nightsBehind the the starry skies and sun’s stiff lightand winds that blow toward edge of curve of globe He ever moving hides and then disrobesa ghost who moves from in to out of sightHe hides I seek, I hide … More Sonnet #5 – on the search for God. Finding, loosing, finding again as a way of life
Sonnet #3 A hidden yearning beats the breasts of souls like turning upon disconsolate graves with dark discomforting a-rhythmic flows A counterpoint which leaves the heart enslaved Are we the living dead? Embalmed, prepared for death? While singing songs we wrote for love We played a song we did not know and erred and missed … More Sonnet #3, on divine yearnings
It seems that there are a few atheists who are drawn to Pope jokes like second graders to poop jokes. Francis says that there may be atheists who make it to heaven by their good works. An interesting theological olive branch extended to cultures of unbelief. Now some atheists have acknowledged the graciousness of his … More Atheists and Poop, I mean, Pope Jokes
Sonnet #2 In beauty lost beneath intempered times Of crudities and pride of men like dogs My mind returns to fantasizing fogs when song in words still sang like birds in rhyme When dragons fought, the red and white, to death When virgins stood against temptation’s force When saints and bards still prayed and sang … More Sonnet #2, on yearning for more romantic days
Just practicing poetry, and thought I’d do some sonnets for awhile. Here is the first of my current flash of sonnets: Sonnet #1 Consider now the ancient ways of God Where broken men toward holiness have trod a lonely path through sin and emptiness, forgotten works and squalid loneliness Heroes laid bare by greedy power … More Sonnet #1 (because rhyming is uncool to postmodern poets) 😉
I currently own the urls for WildTheology. I was excited to find that they had not been taken, and were available. Now, I know that the mashup of these two words may evoke fear, or critical questioning on the part of the average theologian, or astute and religiously inclined person, but that is perhaps exactly … More Are the descriptions of life too tame?
Could it be possible that Jesus turned the tables in temple over, and is waiting for us to right them and use them as they should be used? Not as places for the power structures to maintain their position, or as places to establish new power structures, but rather as places of open and caring … More Jesus and the Tables of the Moneychangers