33 Poems for Lent: XXX

By The Rabbit Room

For Lent this season, our friend Andrew Roycroft (pastor and poet from Northern Ireland) has adopted the medieval practice of writing thirty-three poems, each thirty-three words long—one word for each year of Jesus’ life. Together, they form a constellation of commentary on the Gospel of John.

For Holy Week, we’re taking a break from normal programming on the blog to walk and pray through the remaining poems together. Here’s poem XXX for Holy Saturday.

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The Gospel of Notre-Dame

By Janie Townsend

On the morning flight from Paris to JFK, I knew I had to put down in words what it did to my heart and my spirit to see Notre-Dame in person. I did not know the words would come spilling out of me when I heard news of the fire two months after that flight. It is with unspeakable relief that I acknowledge not all of the church was reduced to ashes. Even so, it seems right to simply submit these words as they are, having been begun when it seemed everything would be engulfed and lost, and having been finished only after news came that the towers and the façade were saved.

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Reading The Color of Compromise Together

By Jen Rose Yokel

Lent is a season for looking inward, for seeking repentance for the things we’ve “done and left undone,” as the liturgies say. This Lent, I’ve found myself thinking a lot about the “things undone” part.

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  • 33 Poems for Lent: XXX

    By The Rabbit Room

    For Lent this season, our friend Andrew Roycroft (pastor and poet from Northern Ireland) has adopted the medieval practice of writing thirty-three poems, each thirty-three words long—one word for each year of Jesus’ life. Together, they form a constellation of commentary on the Gospel of John.

    For Holy Week, we’re taking a break from normal programming on the blog to walk and pray through the remaining poems together. Here’s poem XXX for Holy Saturday.

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    Special Video: “Last Words”

    By The Rabbit Room

    We recently came across this elegantly simple video that visually guides the viewer through Christ’s last words from the cross with the help of Andrew Peterson’s song “Last Words.” It was made by Victory of the Lamb Church in Franklin, Wisconsin, and was originally shared at their Good Friday service last year. We offer it here today as a Good Friday meditation.

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    33 Poems for Lent: XXVII—XXIX

    By The Rabbit Room

    For Lent this season, our friend Andrew Roycroft (pastor and poet from Northern Ireland) has adopted the medieval practice of writing thirty-three poems, each thirty-three words long—one word for each year of Jesus’ life. Together, they form a constellation of commentary on the Gospel of John.

    For Holy Week, we’re taking a break from normal programming on the blog to walk and pray through the remaining poems together. Here are poems XXVII through XXIX.

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    33 Poems for Lent: XXII—XXVI

    By The Rabbit Room

    For Lent this season, our friend Andrew Roycroft (pastor and poet from Northern Ireland) has adopted the medieval practice of writing thirty-three poems, each thirty-three words long—one word for each year of Jesus’ life. Together, they form a constellation of commentary on the Gospel of John.

    For Holy Week, we’re taking a break from normal programming on the blog to walk and pray through the remaining poems together. Here are poems XXII through XXVI.

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  • 33 Poems for Lent: XVIII—XXI

    By The Rabbit Room

    For Lent this season, our friend Andrew Roycroft (pastor and poet from Northern Ireland) has adopted the medieval practice of writing thirty-three poems, each thirty-three words long—one word for each year of Jesus’ life. Together, they form a constellation of commentary on the Gospel of John.

    For Holy Week, we’re taking a break from normal programming on the blog to walk and pray through the remaining poems together. Here are poems XVIII through XXI.

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    33 Poems for Lent: XV—XVII

    By The Rabbit Room

    For Lent this season, our friend Andrew Roycroft (pastor and poet from Northern Ireland) has adopted the medieval practice of writing thirty-three poems, each thirty-three words long—one word for each year of Jesus’ life. Together, they form a constellation of commentary on the Gospel of John.

    For Holy Week, we’re taking a break from normal programming on the blog to walk and pray through the remaining poems together. Here are poems XV through XVII.

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    33 Poems for Lent: XIII, XIV

    By The Rabbit Room

    For Lent this season, our friend Andrew Roycroft (pastor and poet from Northern Ireland) has adopted the medieval practice of writing thirty-three poems, each thirty-three words long—one word for each year of Jesus’ life. Together, they form a constellation of commentary on the Gospel of John.

    For Holy Week, we are going to take a break from normal programming on the blog to walk and pray through the remaining poems together. Here are poems XIII and XIV.

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    The Artist’s Creed, Episode 4: “Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord”

    By Drew Miller

    Episode 4 of The Artist’s Creed with Steve Guthrie is now available! In a series of interviews with various artists in our community, Steve draws on the tenets of the Nicene Creed to develop a rich vision of the relationship between the voice of God and the voice of the artist—constructing an “artist’s creed” of sorts.

    In this new episode, Steve Guthrie interviews Pete Peterson about the unique gift of theater as an incarnational, embodied art form—what can this physical enactment of story teach us about the way God has chosen to tell his story?

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