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preaching and praying in poetry and prose – andrew butcher

I like using other people’s words when I preach. I don’t mean that I plagiarise sermons from (if there is such a site!). Rather, I find the poems of Joy Cowley or James K. Baxter or the prayers of Karl Barth or John Calvin to be a wonderful addition to what Scripture says and […]

poetry – jody kilpatrick

After a break of fifteen years, I recovered sufficiently from high-school analysis to enjoy poetry. I am very curious about what poets can teach preachers. The main lesson for me is the possibility of profound brevity; memorable lines and word pictures that can be recalled and explored on various levels. I love words, saying something […]