Journal

Tag: Poetry

A Poem for Epiphany

A Poem for Epiphany

O God, who am I now? Once, I was secure in familiar territory in my sense of belonging unquestioning of  the norms of my culture the assumptions built into my language the values shared by my society. But now you have called me out and away from home and I do not know...
The Warm Hope of a Cold Spring

The Warm Hope of a Cold Spring

“A cold spring: the violet was flawed on the lawn. For two weeks or more the trees hesitated; the little leaves waited, carefully indicating their characteristics. Finally a grave green dust settled over your big and aimless hills… The infant oak-leaves swung through...
Many Churches, One God, One Body

Many Churches, One God, One Body

By: Kate Kennedy, Coracle Fellow ’18 In talking matters of faith, I’m inevitably asked the question, “so what’s your denomination?” My reaction is always the same. I grin and say, “well, the easiest way to describe myself is with two words –...
A Poem for Coracle by John Rogers

A Poem for Coracle by John Rogers

John Rogers wrote this poem two years ago regarding his experiences sailing his own boat as well as angst over US politics. He found our website while studying the story from John 21 about Peter and the other disciples fishing. Thank you for sharing this beautiful...

I Wonder as I Wander

The year was 1933, deep into the Great Depression. In Murphy, NC, a small Appalachian town, a group of evangelicals seeking to raise funds had been ordered out of town. At one point before leaving: “A girl had stepped out to the edge of the little platform...