An Uneasy Evangelical Looks at First Reformed

Watching Paul Schrader’s new contemplative picture First Reformed was a journey in anxiety. Not just because every stiffly bracketed frame, every groan of synthesizer, every exercise in revulsion the plot throws at the screen was designed to produce it. That’s true too. No, I was anxious because this was a movie about faith in general,... Continue Reading →

You Summoned Me

You summoned me this morning To peel and chop potatoes. The grey light sieved through earthbound clouds Poured in like smoke from some far cold Censer, dripping with perfume of ground smell. The radio declared your heavenly praises Behind the thop thop of knife through tuber And scratch of plastic, blade and board. Every day... Continue Reading →

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