May 24, 2017

Poetry Week: Morning Four – Damaris Zehner

This Fallen World By Damaris Zehner I walked every day through the West African town, Rust-red dirt beneath my feet, green leaves crowding overhead. The sounds of chickens and of mortars pounding Marked the houses hiding in … [Continue reading...]

Poetry Week: From an Interview with Eugene Peterson

Note from CM: If you've read Internet Monk for any length of time, you know that both Michael Spencer and I have benefited immensely from the work of Eugene Peterson. For many, many reasons, not least of which is Peterson's love … [Continue reading...]

Poetry Week: Midday Three – Wendell Berry

❀ I know I am getting old and I say so, but I don't think of myself as an old man. I think of myself as a young man with unforeseen debilities. Time is neither young nor old, but simply new, always counting, the only … [Continue reading...]

Poetry Week: Morning Three – Chaplain Mike

Ecclesiastes 61 On my birthday With Ford and Howard, Boyer, Kubek Richardson, and Skowron, Berra, Mantle, Maris in the field the boys of summer '61 were powerful and glamorous, unrivaled in the thrills that they could … [Continue reading...]

Poetry Week: Midday Two – Chaplain Mike

❀ Emmaus By Michael Mercer road taken friend welcomed hearts broken grief spoken word opened then home guest summoned meal proffered grace offered bread broken eyes opened christ known … [Continue reading...]

Poetry Week: Morning Two – Christina Rossetti

Note from CM: We feature two Easter poems today. The first is by one of my favorite devotional poets, Christina Rossetti. We featured her during Advent in 2014, and today we offer one of her delightful Easter carols. As in her … [Continue reading...]

Poetry Week: Midday One – Damaris Zehner

The End of the Anthropocene By Damaris Zehner Picture a car, speeding along a highway in the morning. A voice on the radio is gabbling about some crisis. The driver’s cell phone is on, lying on the console next to her; She’s … [Continue reading...]

Poetry Week: Morning One – Damaris Zehner

Note from CM: I know this may not draw as many comments as some of our regular discussion posts, but I have wanted to have a "Poetry Week" here for a long time. So this will be the week. Each day, we will publish two poems, one … [Continue reading...]

Easter III: Pic & Cantata of the Week

(Click on picture for larger image) ❀ Psalm 23 is perhaps the most loved text in the Hebrew Bible. For this Sunday in Easter, Bach wrote three cantatas on the theme of the Good Shepherd, including BWV 112, "Der Herr ist mein … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Brunch, April 29, 2017

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend! Ready for some brunch? It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the … [Continue reading...]