Month: December 2013




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


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



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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