Month: March 2020

I Am That I Am

[This poem was first published in 2021 by The Cultivating Project] Suburbia burns silentlyWhite candles burst inChoreographed conflagrationGraceful limbs engulfed inFleeting crowns of pastel flameAblaze yet not consumed Sophisticated minds swear blindSuch subtle orchestrations are butSkittering showers of sparksAccidentals struck loose by theWild, chaotic wheels ofDogged chance But is it so? Are we determined byMechanical …

Hope in a Time of Plague

[A shorter version of this article was published at The Gospel Coalition.] We are about to live through some unsought social experiments. Among them may be the following: “What happens when a radically individualistic culture collides head-on with a scenario requiring unprecedented obedience to authority and self-sacrifice for something bigger than our own personal flourishing?” …