Dan Stringer

navigating the convergence of faith, culture and the common good

Category: poems

April 12, 2011

Why am I a Christian?

Something inspired me to write this after reading today’s post from Rachel Held Evans (and the ensuing discussion) on the reasons people become Christians. Why am I a Christian? Choice, chance Oceans, offspring Mentors, mystery Parents, prayer Laughter, lament Investigation, imagination Confession, community Anger, allure Tears, therapy Experience, example Desperation, delight — Freedom, fear Acceptance,...

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November 9, 2010

Drum Fortress

  Hide me behind drums Armed with sticks and a shield Safe on my throne My back to the wall Without singing a lick or dropping a chord I’m in control   I can kick, snap and crash Or boom-chick and splash I can fill it, ride it, pop it or roll I can ebb...

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