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

How to hide Jesus

How to hide Jesus There are people after Jesus. They have seen the signs. Quick, let’s hide Him. Let’s think; carpenter, fishermen’s friend, disturber of religious comfort. Let’s award Him a degree in theology, a purple cassock and a position of respect. They’ll never think of looking here. Let’s think; His dialect may betray Him, … Continue reading How to hide Jesus

The Divine Image by William Blake

Songs of Innocence: The Divine Image To Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love All pray in their distress; And to these virtues of delight Return their thankfulness. For Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love Is God, our father dear, And Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love Is Man, his child and care. For Mercy has a human heart, … Continue reading The Divine Image by William Blake