We Never Meant to Love You

Though we pressed our bibles to your hands and promised you life in the deep chilly river we never meant to love you and prayed Christ would forgive you for not being like us, not even at the threat of death. Though we survived by your blood and thrived on your...

Lent 13

Too long, O LORD, too long! Too long have we covered our ears and hidden our eyes and turned our backs on the world’s hunger for a harvest rich with love & universal kinship. Too long have we preferred the slim pickings of “I got mine,” the weeds...

Slaughter of the Innocents

For the children who died by Herod’s word before they even learned to talk, O LORD, hear our prayer. For the boy who will not see his 13th birthday, O LORD, hear our prayer. For the girl who never got to hold up 8 fingers to show her age, O LORD, hear our...

God in STL

You are a very particular kind of God: gathering in the freedom of abandoned houses that police come to prowl with guns drawn, cursing in protest through midnight streets while teargas clouds the neighborhood air. You are a very particular kind of God: filling with a...

Exorcising Racism

Would that demons could be sweet-talked into release, that the perfect petition correct niceties best biblical treatise purest sacrifice would send them fleeing over the cliffs. Then the President would sing, then Bree would climb freely, then the sweet by-and-by...

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