Tag Archives: Jesus

Being a Man Improved God

Tylias Moss provocatively claims that being a man improved God. Her poem makes a compelling case.

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Enter by the Garden Gate

“Paradise Lost” and Lewis’s “Magician’s Nephew” pick up on today’s Gospel reading, where Jesus warns against false prophets.

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The Dreadful Sound of Trump (not that one)

Wednesday On Monday I hosted what proved to be a lovely luncheon (an onion tart, ratatouille, and a trifle) for Vanderbilt University Librarian Valerie Hotchkiss, who was in Sewanee to discuss a presentation I will be giving at the university on the card game Speculation. Jane Austen fans will recognize it as the game played […]

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Bronte on Eye Plucking, Hand Severing

One of Jesus’s most graphic images serves Jane Eyre in a moment of supreme testing.

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The Bloody Flesh Our Only Food

I share a Good Friday poem by T. S. Eliot and a Passover poem by Norman Finkelstein.

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God’s Word, the Ultimate Poetry

Poet Jeanne Walker riffs off the opening passage of the Book of John to compare poetic creation to the coming of new truth.

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Curling Up with a Good Book

This Scott Bates is a testimony to the solitary joy of reading.

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Emily Dickinson’s “Smart Misery” of Doubt

Emily Dickinson struggled with religious doubt all of her life. Because she desperately wanted to belief, some of her poems show her faith being tested.

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Stop and Smell Mary’s Perfume

The scene in John where Mary anoints Jesus’s feet with a costly perfume, Judas, who chastises her for wastefulness, reminds me of those earnest activists who can’t stop and smell the perfume. D. H. Lawrence explores a similar theme in “The Man Who Died.”

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