THIS IS PART 4 OF A 4 PART SERIES. THIS POEM ORIGINALLY APPEARED AS PART OF AN ADVENT SERIES ON THE EMMAUS CHURCH BLOG. YOU CAN FIND IT HERE. THE FEATURED IMAGE IS AN ORIGINAL BY KATIE STOUT. Christmas is here! Our last advent sonnet, by my wife Allie, reflects on the joy of Christ's first … Continue reading Sonnets For Advent: Already Not Yet
THIS POEM ORIGINALLY APPEARED AS PART OF AN ADVENT SERIES ON THE EMMAUS CHURCH BLOG. YOU CAN FIND IT HERE. THE FEATURED IMAGE IS AN ORIGINAL BY BRADY QUARLES AND IS USED BY PERMISSION. The glory of incarnation is hard to capture in 14 lines. I wanted at first to contrast the tenderness of new life … Continue reading Sonnets for Advent: Humility
Christmas is about glory.
This poem originally appeared, along with visual art and a prose piece, as part of an advent series on the Emmaus Church blog. The featured image is an original by Brady Quarles and is used by permission. You can find it here. Advent is a time of unique emotions. Most look to it as a … Continue reading Sonnets for Advent: Desperation
I'm tired of seeing my brothers swallowed up by pornography.
The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
In all your sacrifice for the things of God, do not forget the sacrifice of Christ, without which your working would be useless and empty.
Is your picture of God one who turns a blind eye towards sin, just because he is merciful and kind, or is he a God who suffered and died to justly pay the penalty of sin in full?
It seems to him there are a thousand bars; and behind the bars, no world.
Discover the conflicted poet with a deep and intimate love for Jesus Christ.