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This load of guilt that weighs upon my mind
and chills the natural movements of the heart,
these cares that burn, and memories that bind,
that grip my soul and make me stand apart [...]

Joseph E. Keysor
Friday, September 1st 2023

As wise servants invest their time and gold,
So good things come to those who work and pray;
Faithfulness is the fruit that yields tenfold [...]

Jacob Bier
Friday, September 1st 2023

Though we prefer Him in a sky
Of Technicolor blue with clouds
All cottony, all downy soft,
With angels hovering nearby [...]

Jeffrey Essmann
Friday, September 1st 2023

A crown of thorns is forced upon his brow,
His scalp is sliced and both his temples torn;
The skin gives way like dirt beneath a plow,
A crown of thorns. […]

Jacob Bier
Saturday, July 1st 2023

I’ll meet you at the bottom of the lake.
We’ll watch our friends and enemies ripple
the effervescent sky—then perforate […]

Cameron Brooks
Saturday, July 1st 2023

At time’s first dawn, the Godhead shone
in glory deep and splendor great.
Enwrapt with beauty, mankind owned
the praise of God inviolate. […]

Aletheia Hitz
Saturday, July 1st 2023

I took and handled holy bread
And hoped that it would be my food
At evening bell they found me dead. […]

Lucas Admiraal
Monday, May 1st 2023

“Watchman! Watchman! What of the night?
Watchman! What of the night?”
The morning comes, always comes
But comes through the darkest night! […]

Marco Barone
Monday, May 1st 2023

The warm, still air, gently lulls my senses
As I amble beneath the pale blue sky.
The cattle roam the hills, free of fences
And a distant low sounds like a gentle sigh. […]

Andrew Menkis
Monday, May 1st 2023

Poetry may be the sharpest tool of human self-awareness ever invented. Whether wielded as an ax or a scalpel, poetry carves with compact lucidity, revealing ourselves to ourselves like nothing else. This is biblical. Not just in the sense that fully one-third of the Bible is poetry, but in the sense that from the start, […]

Brannon Ellis
Wednesday, March 1st 2023

We squatted among the cattails
on five-gallon buckets flipped and
flecked with cement older than me. […]

Cameron Brooks
Wednesday, March 1st 2023

The night’s the glory of the dawn
As dawn’s the glory of the night.
As woman is a man’s fair crown,
So fair-crowned man is woman’s wreath. […]

Stephen Ramsek
Wednesday, March 1st 2023

Waiting at Gate 3 with my boarding pass
and Birkenstocks, I noticed on the wall
a matte moonrise over a zag of Badlands […]

Cameron Brooks
Wednesday, March 1st 2023

See, resting softly, in Bethlehem’s manger
There is a Savior, as God had long-sworn.
Mighty Messiah, to keep us from danger,
Now, come in weakness, is finally born. […]

Jonathan Landry Cruse
Sunday, January 1st 2023

The foreground tree battles
To survive against the sea,
Encroaching on the town you see […]

Gregory E. Reynolds
Sunday, January 1st 2023

“Modern Reformation has championed confessional Reformation theology in an anti-confessional and anti-theological age.”

Picture of J. Ligon Duncan, IIIJ. Ligon Duncan, IIISenior Minister, First Presbyterian Church
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