Category: Literature, Morality, Philosophy, Psychology, Spiritual Formation, Suffering
I felt like Icarus, whose hubris led him to fly too close to sun, which melted wax on his shoulders, causing feathers to unfasten, and thus his hope of freedom to come crashing down like one of Zeus’s lightning bolts.
Category: Art, Literature, Music, Poetry, Prayers, Psychology, Spiritual Formation, Suffering, Theology
“Redeem and restore
What the locusts have eaten—
The schemes Satan’s woven,
Our innocence … stolen.”
Category: Poetry, Psychology, Science and Religion, Spiritual Formation, Suffering
This poem was inspired by my friend and pastor, Matt Whitlock, and his sermon on “The Silently Simple Life.”
Category: Gospel, JESUS, Music, Poetry, Suffering, Theology
Mystery of Tears is about redemption and restoration. More specifically, it’s about the sufferings (“spasms”) of Jesus that “broke the curse” for our benefit (i.e., “substitutionary atonement”).
Category: Art, Cinema, JESUS, Poetry, Suffering
It’s time to release the kraken for Christians to look inwardly with contrition in order to love courageously.
Category: Literature, Morality, Poetry, Politics, Psychology, Suffering
Is your view of human nature Stevensonian or Shelleyian? Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde or Dr. Frankenstein?
Category: Morality, Poetry, Spiritual Formation, Suffering
A poem for a season of silence in suffering.
Category: Family, Morality, Philosophy, Poetry, Politics, Suffering
The toll of communism
Category: Art, Beauty, JESUS, Poetry, Spiritual Formation, Suffering
Observations within Christian subculture in South Orange County. What does Jesus and SOC have in common?
Category: Art, Beauty, JESUS, Nature, Psychology, Suffering
From the beginning of time, gold has held an almost magical hold on people. Since the time of the Pharaohs, this yellow metal was used as a form of currency, as well as to adorn the capstones on the pyramids of Giza. In grade school we learned about the Egyptian royal burial of King Tut…
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