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Hopes and Fears

December 19th, 2015 · Comments Off on Hopes and Fears · Faith and the City

Christmas is for poets. The best verse for Yuletide tweaks our nostalgia. It prods our skepticism, too. It pushes past both the syrupy sweet and the sadly cynical places in our hearts. The best poetry ushers us into the mystery of God’s incarnation. How could the Eternal do a temporal act, The Infinite become a finite fact? […]

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Why Poetry?

November 6th, 2014 · Comments Off on Why Poetry? · Faith and the City

Here’s a list of my top-ten reasons why you should put yourself on a regular diet of poetry, and consequently my case for why you should attend the Wiman event at FAPC this Sunday!

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Seamus Heaney 1939-2013

August 30th, 2013 · Comments Off on Seamus Heaney 1939-2013 · Faith and the City

I awoke this morning—back in NYC after summer travels, family time and study leave—to hear Seamus Heaney’s death reported on the radio. Heaney was one of Ireland’s best poets. Ever. His name belongs in the same breath as Beckett and Yeats. One of the things I cherish in Heaney’s work is his eye for the […]

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What is LOVE?

November 15th, 2010 · 13 Comments · Faith and the City

You know the song. We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord. We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord; And we pray that all unity may one day be restored; And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love. They will know we […]

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