Collected Poems

1993-2019

The poems in this collection span over a quarter century of not only writing, but joy and disappointment, love and anger, wonder and ennui, hope and despair. But, above all, they represent growth and the ever-changing seasons of life.

Philemon

A NOVEL

Philemon is the story of three men—a runaway, a murderer, and an angry father—whose lives intersect over the course of three decades. Drawn to the Laramie Valley of southeastern Wyoming, Seamus Ryan O’Malley, Saul Sawyer, and Phil Eammon, labor under their own burdens of sin, burdens that ultimately bring them together, and lead them on the road to forgiveness.

Ebenezer

TWELVE POEMS

The ancient Israelites often erected large stones to memorialize important events in their history, especially times when God intervened on their behalf. These stones served to remind them, and any who would see them, of God's goodness and faithfulness in their lives. They were called 'Ebenezer Stones.'

Twelve poems.

We've Never Seen Anything Like This

A NEW LOOK AT THE GOSPEL OF MARK

We’ve Never Seen Anything Like This is an autobiographical commentary on the Gospel of Mark for anyone for whom Jesus has become too ordinary, too familiar. From his explosive entrance in the Judean wilderness to his passionate crucifixion in Jerusalem, Jesus was unlike any person who had ever lived, and today, he is just as fascinating and amazing as ever.

Strangers & Aliens

THOUGHTS ON FIRST PETER

When Peter penned his letter to the church he called them strangers, meaning they were different, separate from the rest of the world, like tourists in a foreign land. Different in the way they lived, at work and at home. Different in how they saw pain and suffering, how they viewed the present and the future.

Jesus and the City

A THEOLOGY OF TECHNIQUE IN JACQUES ELLUL

From Cain’s rebellion and the birth of the City to the New Jerusalem and the reign of Christ, the history of humanity is the struggle between Jesus and technology.

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