By Ric Hudgens
By Ric Hudgens
Continue reading “Cable News”
By Ric Hudgens Fours years ago, I come down for breakfast to find my housemate tutoring her six-year-old daughter: Agitate! Educate! Organize! Nod your head and acknowledge your fear when it sits down at breakfast some morning. Fear is our necessary friend watching our world with wakeful eyes.
by jim perkinson, on hab 3:1-6, 17-19; mt 5:13-20
note: this spoken word is featured in perkinson’s new publication a secret gift outside the door: poems of resistance and wonder
the gospel says be salt
but i would rather drop
like pepper in this hour
assuring all who taste
do not forget!
Call for Submissions: Advent Reflections
Due July 1, 2020
Could you use a little quiet? Some darkness and stillness? Maybe some candlelight? In this moment, as summer heats up, amidst pandemic and now the street struggle against police violence and white supremacy, quiet and prayer seem like a welcome thought.
This year, Geez magazine will be publishing a daily Advent reflection book. We are looking for reflections, poetry, prayers, and whatever else you can think of that fits in 200 words. Continue reading “Geez Calls for Advent Reflections”
a poem for Day House in these days of missing our Sunday evening living room mass
By Kateri Boucher
No churchbells here
but a doorbell,
and it sure is
but hands outstretched
and the five-buck
“yeah we got it”
“oh god bless”
And don’t you
smell that Holy
down the stairs?
Continue reading “No churchbells here”
by nayyirah waheed (therapy) from Salt, a collection of poetry
The hard season
split you through
do not worry
you will bleed water
do not worry
this is grief
your face will fall out and down your skin
there will be scorching
but do not worry
keep speaking the years from their hiding places. Continue reading “The Hard Season”
Inspired by Ched’s “Easter Faith and Empire” article, Katerina Friesen wrote the following litany for Farm Church (Ventura River Watershed in California) on Sunday, April 26 for an adapted “Bread of Life” communion time.
El Peregrino camina con nosotr@s (The Sojourner walks with us)
When we are confused, disillusioned after hopes of revolution,
Disappointed by loss after loss, Jesus opens our minds. Continue reading “Emmaus Road Litany”
by jim perkinson, 04.19.2020, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (Detroit, MI)
we worry now
where it has been
whose kiss it carries and whose
nostril-curl in zephyr-spins
of night or day or twirling
door-gush rushing to the street
and we now see how primal
is the air of earth, the river
whence we cruise and where
we move, like fish-in-flow or
a swallow on the wing at dusk—we,
feet on dust, head up-thrust and strolling Continue reading “the wind from the tomb”
New Year’s Greetings!
The Arts and Education Committee of the Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Coalition is assembling a new resource on the topic of reparations and repair. It will contain biblical and theological reflections as well as stories about how people have practiced reparative justice on the ground. Our intended audience is Anabaptist congregations, but our past resources (see here) have been used far and wide and are not limited to church folks! Continue reading “Submit Stories and Reflections!”
By Liza Neal
I know a child
whose Christmas tree
was packed so high with presents
you couldn’t see its base,
and after a few hours excitement, he was bored.
I know another child.
“Santa Claus brought me a backpack!”
She told me with shining eyes.
And frankly I was surprised,
because I didn’t think
Santa Claus would come
to an asylum seeker at El Chaparral.
It was of course
the only thing she owned,
which did not diminish the joy, weeks later,
of a Christmas gift received
by a child fleeing death. Continue reading “Santa’s Surprise”