Let Beauty Awake! A (reluctant) song for Easter morning.
The song was written in November just as a northern prairie winter was starting to settle in; hardly a season (physically or emotionally) for Easter joy. For me, it was a season of terrible sorrow and anxious dread…
This is Love – Thoughts on the Capitol Hill Riots on this Maundy Thursday
Steve Bell reflects on his 1996 song, “This is Love” in light of the February 6 march on Capitol Hill.
The blog includes a recent performance video of the song:
Easter Poems and Songs: Searching for the Light of Easter
“We were sent here to search for the light of Easter in our hearts. And when we find it, we are meant to give it away generously.”
In the resurrection of Jesus, we perceive what could be considered the big bang of God’s new creation exploding, as it were, as a renewing, recreating power in the midst of the old…
HOLY SATURDAY — THE DAY OF JOYFUL SADNESS
I remember wondering what it would have been like to be a friend of Jesus, to have experienced his vigor, his newness and the wild hope he would have aroused for a long awaited promise to be fulfilled. And then to experience his grim suffering and death, and to have no idea that the astonishing Resurrection life was about to break into history and inaugurate the new creation, eternal and ever-green. The anguish must have been crushing.
Ready Your Heart…Reflections for Advent
As Advent is the beginning of the Christian year, now would be a good time to begin this unique pilgrimage…
Dead Bones and Shining Cities: Sixth Sunday of Easter
…resurgences and resurrections abound, and we need to tell these stories too.
Easter Sunday: Matter matters
“Redemption doesn’t mean scrapping what’s there and starting over again from a clean slate, but rather liberating what has come to be enslaved.”
Coming of the Magi: Feast of Epiphany (January 6)
The pre-scientific world was an enchanted world where the morning stars sang and heavenly luminaries spoke a knowledge that echoed across the cosmos…