Thus to write poetry is to partake in the process of giving form to something formless…By creating, we act in hope as we push back the darkness of isolation and disconnection. Moreover, by creating we worship: we act out our imago dei, imitating the creator and making good out of his Good.
January 13, 2022
Lament remained a largely personal practice for several years. But, I slowly began to notice the importance of communal lament. Some losses are personal. Other losses are communal and need to be lamented as such. This became even clearer when the pandemic hit in 2020. Many religious leaders lacked the basic vocabulary needed to speak to the fear and pain being experienced by the body of believers.
January 5, 2022
I have a growing conviction that the Reformed emphasis on right theology has us living far too much in our heads and not enough in our bodies. As a result we miss out on many of the good gifts God surrounds us with daily, brushing blindly past them, distracted and absorbed with the thoughts in our heads.