The Prayer of the Wounded…

God, if you are there, come among us. …if you are not… May we be found faithful in the wake of your memory. May we give raise to song in the remnant of the Event. May we be found mournfully joyous in the knowledge of who we must now become, The answer to each other’s […]

Absence and Arrival

Last week, Ash Wednesday, marked the beginning of the season of Lent. That Wednesday I was in a short conversation in regards to Lent in which it was said, “I don’t want to give something up just for the sake of it. I want to see a better me in the future.” In many ways […]

The Harrowing

The dust and I are daughters of destiny I sit low Dirty feet like souls laid bare, falling fallow on sacred ground I breathe in the earth deeply Like coming home I am diving my descent The dust and I are daughters of deficiency I sit silent Absent of a seed like soil tilled and […]

Is Religion Part of the Problem?

The second entry in the Merriam-Webster online dictionary (2011) defines religion as “a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices.” While this is certainly a concise, applicable, and usable definition of religion, and though it is seemingly conducive to how the text has sought surmise the basic description and functionality of […]

Christian Consumerism

Annie Leonard makes clear in The Story of Stuff that “Our primary identity has become that of being consumers – not mothers, teachers, or farmers, but of consumers. We shop and shop and shop” (Leonard, Priggen, & Fox, 2007). Certainly today’s mass media, mass marketing, and mass producing endeavors of the supermarket and megastore have […]

The Economy of Justice…

In his book, T.A.Z., Hakim Bey describes the functionality of the strategic socio-political creation of temporary zones or spaces which defy all formalized and authoritative structuring. Bey calls these spaces, “Temporary Autonomous Zones,” or T.A.Z. for short. Here he suggests that the most effective way to create social relationships free from the influence of hierarchal […]

Mute

I pour over pages not my own The words are the voice of another I sit silently And I have nothing to say Another book dated, annotated, and placed upon the shelf Keeping score of my inconsequential accomplishments And I have nothing to say My head, filled to the bursting My heart, brimming over with […]

For the want of another term…

I feel the hindrance of the unheard Spilt milk Curdled in my prime I cry But without rhyme or reason Betrayed at birth Given to the worse The evils of two lessers The fork in the road What’s behind door number two? Afraid to ask Afraid to find out Just another consolation prize Take your […]

Absolutes…?

A few months ago I found myself stationed in a leather backed chair sitting before an ornate wooden desk being given an audience with the occupier of that desk. I was in the study of a local pastor. I was rambling incessantly or more accurately pulling myself into a thousand different conversational directions as I […]

Low

hands busy with the work of subjection, shackled, and sentenced bear a fate far worse than those idle or cast off and burned in the fire I would gladly enter the Kingdom maimed if i could but just enter at all I am desperate for you my eyes… hungry and searching the horizon how long will I wander, aimless, […]