Joy: An Advent Poem

*Part 4 of 4 on my series of poems for Advent. Hope can be found here. Peace can be found here. Love can be found here. Art by Deja Roberson.* Where can we find joy in a world that cannot recognize the hope and peace that Christ provides? The answer, I think, lies within the …

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Love: An Advent Poem

*Part III of my series of Advent poems, on Love. You can read Hope here, and Peace here. Art by Deja Roberson.* In the midst of all we've encountered through perilous and trialous times, we start to fear that we've forgotten how to live among those who are not "our kind." Yet we have been …

Lenting and Lamenting, Part I: The Case for Lament

As you probably already know, and as I've already discussed here, the Church is currently going through the season of Lent. Lent takes place in the 40 days leading up to Easter (which is actually technically 46 days), starting with Ash Wednesday. Those who observe Lent, usually people from the Catholic Church and mainline Protestant …