We offer here a broad selection of classic and contemporary poems from diverse poets that stir our imaginations with thoughts of how the biblical text speaks to us in the twenty-first century. We hope that these poems will be fruitful not only for preachers who will be preaching these texts on the coming Sunday, but also for church members in the pews, as way to prime our minds for encountering the biblical texts.
“Freedom, justice, peace, and abiding joy [emerge]
when the poet comes, when the poet speaks,
when the preacher comes as poet.”
– Walter Brueggemann
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2nd Week of Easter
Narrative Lectionary Reading:
Matthew 28:16-20 >>>> [ Lectionary Poems ]
Revised Common Lectionary Readings:
Acts 2:14a, 22-32 >>> [ Lectionary Poems ]
Psalm 16 >>> [ Lectionary Poems ]
1 Peter 1:3-9 >>> [ Lectionary Poems ]
John 20:19-31 >>> [ Lectionary Poems ]
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