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Jon Sedlak
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Cliffnotes
I read it all Every jot and tittle It's all or nothing So I'm told In the beginning Adam took notes Named every creature Even his wife Begat in perfect tens Two sevenths from him were also special One proclaims the need for justice The other walks with gods...
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Myopia
Words clothe God's silence with meaning Describe a sunrise to the blind Democracies of ideas aren't enough to comprehend it Shibboleths of collective identity politics forbid it Life wastes away because of suffering A spirit captivates us Drunk on democracy...
Myopia
Myopia
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Penitent & Priest, Confession & Absolution
As I recently reviewed some of the poetry I had written within the past year, I reflected upon the state of Christianity I observe all around me today and the way in which I expressed aspects of it poetically. After stumbling upon a poem about Christian con...
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Matt 23-25: The Olivet Discourse (part 5 of 5)
This is the final installation of a post long overdue . Life has been extremely busy over the last year, yet I did not forget about closing out this five-part series on the Olivet Discourse.  In this post I'm going to continue where I left off, which was my...
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Remembrances of Wilma
Below is a very brief speech I gave at my Grandmother's recent funeral service during the time when family and friends went up to the podium to offer any remembrances they had of Wilma: I want to share with you a few things about Wilma tat left a huge impre...
Remembrances of Wilma
Remembrances of Wilma
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Living Epistle (A poem for Wilma Sedlak)
As I write these things my Grandmother, Wilma, is dying. She has reached the point of no return. There is no hope in her being miraculously preserved to live a handful of more years in her mortal body. She has already lived past ninety years. Now she is hos...
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Matthew 11:29
Expose the dishonest Listen to the self-deceived Confront the rebel Support the surrendered Bring low the pride of the haughty Offer forgiveness for the guilt-crushed Abolish the schemes of nations Provide hope for the despairing H umble the exalted Exalt t...
Matthew 11:29
Matthew 11:29
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Unconditional Surrender
What does it take? ... To reach the point of no return To say, I can't anymore I don't even want to anymore I need you I want you For ever more than now Don't fix things for me Fix me Fix all of me or none of me In your mercy exact justice I trust your judg...
Unconditional Surrender
Unconditional Surrender
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St Maximos the Confessor & God wisely dividing the ages
The following excerpt is from a very recent translation of St Maximos the Confessor’s (ca. 580-662) Responses to Thalassios , the Libyan abbot of a monastic community, probably in Carthage, whose letter to Maximos contained a lengthy series of questions, re...
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John 3:20
Light investing the saint crowns the virtues with dispassion fulfills the desires beyond expectation chases away all distracting passions banishes the powers of darkness opens up the depths of oracles  makes the saint himself scripture giving boldness befor...
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