Poetry as Liturgy

By Emily Stambau “For the fates of both men and beasts are the same: As one dies, so dies the other—they all have the same breath. Man...

God (and Other Greasier Alternatives)

By Grace Olson Rhetoric, the capacity to see the available means of persuasion, is at work everywhere. While this Aristotelian definition...

The Valley of the Shadows

by Jennifer Schmitt Carnell To altar is need re-lented ashes to ashes control repented To altar the kneaded in coals risen then broken...

WINE TO WATER

By Ashlyn Kriegel “Daddy, can we go on the swings today?” “Of course, sweetie. Let’s go.” And with that, I was picked up and spun around...

Fear

By Lucy Bixby This is a scary time in America. Rumors of collapsing alliances and World War III circulate alongside reports of hate...

THE CLIMATE CHANGE DISTRACTION

By Brad Gordon I cringe every time I hear pastors I respect quote the entity called “Science.” In these references, they are usually...

DANCE

By Ali Higginbotham “You’re going to get a lot of flack for that.” These words came from Minneapolis-based modern dance choreographer and...

GROW WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED

By André Nelson In my limited experience, there is no feeling so associated with the Holy Spirit as a lack of control. My approach, as an...

THE MELODY OF GRACE

By Stefanie Krueger At the end of the vision I re-entered into reality. I was still sitting in my church pew, now crying at a simple...

MEDIEVAL AND MODERN MEET: ADVENT

By Kathryn Mogk As a Christian scholar, I read the medieval texts that are my primary area of study with a curious double vision.  A...