Faith, Hope, and Poetry

Sundays at 10:15 am

Sundays, 10:15 am in Room 210
February 4 - March 3, March 17, and April 7 - 28

Like Jesus with his images, stories, and parables, Christian poets lift our understanding of theological truths with their inspired words. Jesus says, "I am the door;" poets respond with lines like, “Batter my heart, Three-personed God, for You as yet but knock." In this class, we will explore and expound the greatness of verse that reaches us at levels we cannot name but make us soar with heavenly praise for the Maker and Designer and Giver of every good and perfect gift!

  • February 4: Rob Blain, “The Dream of the Rood” and “Caedmon’s Hymn”
  • February 11: Tracy Walne, Henry Vaughn and Love Poems
  • February 18: Rev. Neal McGowan, Traherne and R.S. Thomas, (Rob Teaches Mumford 7,8,9)
  • February 25: Rev. Neal McGowan, Traherne and R.S. Thomas
  • March 3: Rob Blain, George Herbert, “The Sacrifice”
  • March 10: Spring Break, No Class
  • March 17: Dr. Stewart Baker, John Donne, “Good Friday, 1613. Riding Westward," Poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins, or T.S. Eliot
  • March 24—Palm Sunday, No Class
  • March 31—Easter Sunday, No Class
  • April 7: Reagan Cocke, John Milton
  • April 14: Tracy Walne,
  • April 21: Rob Blain
  • April 28: Tracy Walne
  • May 5: Kira Moolman Pettit; Contemporary Poetry
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