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Hymn-writing and the Christian Narrative

On hymns and song-writing — I love this post by Sarah Sanchez over at Fernando Ortega’s blog. “I am drawn to the specificity of [Come Down, O Love Divine]. It’s about something. It’s about a specific event in the Christian narrative. The humble stance, the plaintive tone; it’s a perfect hymn about God pouring out […]

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The Weight of a Pen

I am somehow always grieved at the end of all my writing. I long to write what I can never express; thoughts and emotions too great, or perhaps too infinitesimal. I can only stare, lost in wonder and the silence of the impotent word. True, some one or other fancy, fact, or opinion might blot […]