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The Fifth Day – Genesis 1:20-23

Posted by Tyler Kirkpatrick | July 3, 2020 I was recently inspired to write a poem for each day of creation–(which are written as poems themselves). I will be posting a new entry each day. Today: Genesis 1:20-23. The Fifth Day Consider the birds of the air Unburdened in freefalling flight It is almost as if […]

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Sehnsucht

We are in a period of longing. Much of that is simply painful, bitter longing. But might there also be a bittersweetness somewhere in our longing? Or even a sweetness?

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Questions in Quarantine: A Poem

These are questions, they are not truth claims. This is not a systematized theology or even a sermon. They are questions that I guess I have been pondering over and praying over, pushing on and pushing against, seeing what holds and what doesn’t, what’s true and what’s not.

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The Cathedral of Facebook

Yesterday one of my friends posted something that irked me (I’m sure that’s never happened to any of you). So I did what any good Christian would do… I went to “Unfollow” them. But then I got this nudging instead…

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A Poem

This poem was inspired by the beauty of a place, by my meditations on my soon-to-be-fatherhood, by my own memories as a kid, and by C.S. Lewis’ great insight that nostalgia “is a desire for something that has never actually appeared in our experience,” a desire that nevertheless points to a longing that exists in each one of us for Something greater.

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How Great Thou Art

Last week Brittany and I worshipped in a leper colony. Well, sort of. The island of Molokai is probably best known as the location of a leper colony that operated for about 100 years as a response to the rampant spread of the then-misunderstood Hansen’s Disease. Father Damien—was a Catholic priest who chose to serve there.

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