Month: December 2013

Memory

MEMORY

 

Can it be that

memory is useless,

like a torn web

hanging in the wind?

 

Sometimes it billows

out, a full high gauze –

like a canopy.

 

But the air passes

through the rents

and it falls again and flaps

shapeless

like the ghost rag that it is –

 

hanging at the window

of an empty room.

 

 

Ruth Stone.

What Love Comes To: New & Selected Poems (Copper Canyon Press, 2008)

Why Switchfoot won’t sing Christian songs

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Lead singer Jon Foreman was asked if Switchfoot is a “Christian” band. His response is worth pondering.

“To be honest, this question grieves me because I feel that it represents a much bigger issue than simply a couple SF tunes. In true Socratic form, let me ask you a few questions: Does Lewis or Tolkien mention Christ in any of their fictional series? Are Bach’s sonata’s Christian? What is more Christ-like, feeding the poor, making furniture, cleaning bathrooms, or painting a sunset? There is a schism between the sacred and the secular in all of our modern minds. The view that a pastor is more ‘Christian’ than a girls volleyball coach is flawed and heretical. The stance that a worship

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