Poetry

The Scouring of the White Horse

By Christopher Yoder   On a hill in the Berkshire Downs in southern England, there is an enormous, abstract figure of a horse cut into chalk. The white lines of the chalk horse stand out sharply from the sur... Read More...

Herod and the Holy Innocents

By Neil Dhingra  "When Herod saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, he was infuriated, and he sent and killed all the children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old or under, according to the... Read More...

John Milton’s “On Time”

By John Mason Lock As a culture we are a low point for the reading and enjoyment of poetry. Most people say they don't like poetry, and poetry has been relegated to the specialist as an oddity that requires ... Read More...

Esther

A sermon given at St Andrew’s Chesterton, Cambridge, Sunday Sept 26, 2021 By Bishop Graham Kings Esther 4:6-17 This morning we are pondering the whole book of Esther in the Old Testament, with the help of Si... Read More...

Grief and Loss

By John Bauerschmidt In 1978, the poet Denise Levertov released Life in the Forest, a collection that contained a handful of poems written around the time of her mother’s death. I encountered these poems for... Read More...

Three Popes

By Graham Kings Introduction The phrase “Electoral College” has been much discussed recently around the election of the new President of the United States of America. An older “Electoral College,” the Pap... Read More...

Poems by Maurice Baring

By Chip Prehn The first time I read anything by Maurice Baring (1874-1945), I knew deep down that I had “met” a writer unlike any I had experienced before. I had bumped up against an artistic mind and talent... Read More...