Category Archives: Poetry and Songs

Eyeless in Gaza

Eyeless in Gaza we strike out   bringing down the temple of our gods,  turning into ashes bodies of our dreams,   the tender offspring of our hope. Was not one Holocaust enough? Must the children of the victims wreak … Continue reading

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In the Dark time…a Light

As we move through a season of stark contradiction between the happy music in churches and the violence and horrific death in Ukraine, Israel-Palestine, and Sudan, between the fervent consumption of our marketplaces and the anxious cries emerging from our … Continue reading

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Ketoctin Grace

As long-time readers of this blog know, a small brick church in Virginia’s Loudoun County has been a singular presence in my entire life. Ketoctin Baptist Church was founded in 1751. Its archives still contain correspondence between these Baptists and … Continue reading

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Poetics, Liturgy and Lent

At the invitation of the pastors at my church, I provided the opening call and prayer for our worship services from Ash Wednesday to Easter this year. It became a kind of Lenten discipline of meditation and composition. Over the … Continue reading

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