A poem by St John of the Cross

"I came into the unknown and stayed there unknowing rising beyond all science. I did not know the door but when I found the way, unknowing where I was, I learned enormous things, but what I felt I cannot say, for I remained unknowing, rising beyond all science. It was the perfect realm of holiness … Continue reading A poem by St John of the Cross

Ancient Irish poem on the Trinity

Three folds of the cloth, yet only one napkin is there, Three joints of the finger, but still only one finger fair, Three leaves of the shamrock, yet no more than one shamrock to wear, Frost, snow-flakes and ice, all water their origin share, Three Persons in God; to one God alone we make our … Continue reading Ancient Irish poem on the Trinity

Hebrew poetry for non-Hebrews

I find that, if I am going to try and write a psalm of praise and worship, it's helpful to have a basic understanding of the poetic devices I have at my disposal. Here's a few tips I've picked up from my research and experimentation. Poetic devices not normally present in Hebrew poetry meter rhyme … Continue reading Hebrew poetry for non-Hebrews

Praising God, wherever, whenever

I find that it’s important to have low tech ways of praising God. Ways that don’t require electricity or electronics or anything other than yourself and what you have with you. Sometimes I take a more liturgical approach and experiment with praising God through ritual acts and poetry. Other times I take a more contemporary … Continue reading Praising God, wherever, whenever