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…
Favourite things, poems and songs for Good Friday
The biblical tradition cannot be easily understood looking from the top-down as most of the scriptures were written by oppressed peoples throughout history…
New Album / Podcast / Interview / An initial word about Jean Vanier
Yesterday, after a week of prep, we finally pressed the record button on my new album…
Feb. 2: Candlemas – The Feast of the Presentation of Jesus
Thoughts and a song for a somewhat subversive feast. – by Steve Bell
DECEMBER 28: THE FEAST OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS
“…the gospels don’t let us off easily. Jesus—light from light, true God from true God—enters history as a vulnerable victim of Herodian cruelty, not aligned with the settled and powerful, but rather with the dispossessed and fleeing. Indeed, the One whom the Old Testament prophet-poets laud as our rock and refuge is now revealed as a refugee.”
‘Tis the Season!
‘Tis the season, once again, where it is important for me to reach out to those who value my work, and remind you that I am reliant on the financial support of folks like yourself in order to keep doing what I do….
GLORY! The Feast of the Nativity | December 25
On the Feast of the Nativity, we look into the humble, entirely vulnerable face of the Christ Child and ask how we can possibly perceive the “splendour of the Father, and the figure of his substance.”
Mary: Ark of the New Covenant
Even in our troubled humanity—within the drama of brokenness, redemption and salvation—we, too, have been invited to take up our role as maternal-spouse of God: to receive, carry and bear forth new life for the sake of the world. Anything less is beneath our dignity…
LOVE, REMEMBER – New Book from Malcolm Guite
This book is written to give voice both to love and to lamentation, to find expression for grief without losing hope, to help us honour the dead with tears, yet still to glimpse through those tears the light of the resurrection…
My Poem for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Several weeks ago I won an award for poetry at the annual Word Guild Awards Gala in Toronto. I was not able to attend, so I’m grateful that my buddy Tim Huff was able to accept on my behalf. Tim is the illustrator and co-author with Cheryl Bear on a magnificent children’s book, The Honour Drum, […]