Category Archives: Last Things

Ascension Day

Leave me alone, and let me look Into that bright enticing blue: The floor of heaven, as if I knew What feet walk there, or what they do. We hear of four-faced Cherubim And spirits in the shape of wheels … Continue reading

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The Beheading

This poem is a re-post from last year, in honor of the 21 Coptic martyrs who were killed by ISIS on this date in 2015. The Beheading Their faces held no fear. A solemn gaze, Grave as the fabled majesty … Continue reading

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On a passing

David Oestreich has passed away. It may be true that “They die young whom the gods love”–but he was too good a poet to die young. Here is my favorite poem of his, originally published on religiousaffections.org. The Hypostatic Union … Continue reading

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The Silent Stars are Strong

“Thy kingdom come!” on bended knee The passing ages pray; And faithful souls have yearned to see On earth that kingdom’s day. But the slow watches of the night Not less to God belong; And for the everlasting right The … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

The souls of the just are in the hand of God. and no torment will touch them. In the eyes of the unwise they seemed to die; but they are in perfect peace. ~ Wisdom 3:1-3

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Jesus Shall Reign

If you asked me for a shortlist of my favorite hymns, “Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun” would be somewhere near the top. And I wouldn’t be alone—this hymn is one of the most well-known and well-loved songs in Evangelical … Continue reading

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They seek a country

Give us no kingdom but your own, Give us no king but you alone; Give us the eyes to see your face, Give us the hearts to heed your grace; Give us the promised land. ~ Josh Bauder, Abraham (2014)

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