March 31, 2014

Reflections in Lent: Jesus on the Dance Floor

Let’s be frank: too much of our Jesus talk lingers in the past. You know, with that Caucasian guy who wore tablecloths for clothing and walked […]
March 24, 2014

Reflections in Lent: The Public Jesus

This past Sunday, we were regaled with the story of Jesus at the well with a Samaritan woman. Now, beyond the fundamental theological messages derived from […]
March 20, 2014

Reflections in Lent: Across the Great White Way

across the great white way and up on buffering peaks, the azure pontiff lapped fevered at the bow— sure-foot and shining grey he sold the mitered […]
March 11, 2014

Reflections in Lent: Cleopas & Co.

Toward Emmaus in the light of the afternoon sun, Cleopas and his friend ambled along the road. Their faces were deeply wrinkled from the biting winds, […]
March 8, 2014

Reflections in Lent: Press Conference

It occurs to me that with every Lent come and gone, I have the same number of questions about Jesus and the resurrection. It goes beyond […]
December 18, 2013

The Cry of Mary

1a. Tell me, fearsome fire and roaring child what wish you wish in all the stars tonight?—what smile may blossom from those olive cheeks?—what wile would […]
October 3, 2013

The Shepherd’s Song

Star—like some priestly figure, ribbed with ribbon light— I see it, aye, and bright away the things that normal run!— I’ve got a herd to keep, […]
May 21, 2012

Journal Entry: May 21, 2012

I love the sour smell of churches. Not sour like a gin-and-tonic with too much lime, not sour like a shoe that’s done too much walking, […]
May 7, 2012

Carpenter’s Apprentice

I learned today, a thing or two Of carpentry. It says, and I have swallowed it like air: “Nail to wood.” But sometimes, as the hammer […]