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To the Crucified Jesus


translation of a poem by Andreas Gryphius From here I ne'er will part! May all the sabers ring! Grab pike and sword and lance! Use weapon's every might and flame, and all that this dark world would deem as fright. Not death nor Devil tears me from this cross whereon I cling. 'Tis here, when [...]



April is National Poetry Writing Month, affectionately known as NaPoWriMo. It's a time when people of poetic persuasion are encouraged to write "30 poems in 30 days." You may recall that in November I celebrated my own version of [No] NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). And that was good for me. This month, rather than [...]

Creativity and truth: a review of Noah and Son of God

Creativity and truth

Creativity and truth do not have to be mutually exclusive. A good storyteller does not have to choose between them. "Literal" is one way to convey truth, but

[Story Break] A joke from
my grandfather

a joke from my grandfather

This joke my grandfather shared with me shows not only his sense of humor, but also his willingness to laugh at himself....

Faith inaction

Faith inaction

As I closed the door to the prayer room behind me, a rather bold woman approached and asked, "You a member of this church?" I affirmed that I was. "Oh good," she replied. "I need help. See, I need some food for my kids." My church does have a pretty well-stocked food pantry, and it [...]

The Creativity Myth

The Creativity Myth thumbnail

A lot of people seem to believe that creativity is some sort of mysterious, magical superpower that only a few special people are imbued with. That's a myth. I think everyone is creative to some degree. I believe that we all have been created by a creative God, and part of being made "in His [...]

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