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65: Faithful poetry

EPISODE: 65

Faithful poetry

with Michael Jensen and Megan Powell du Toit

Is poetry a past-time that passed away in the 19th century? Or could it be that the perfect word pitched with just the right rhyme and meter could point as effectively to God as any other spoken word? Tune in as the WADR team investigates.

Some of the most beautiful poetry has Christian faith embedded within it, and yet some of the worst poetry we have experienced has been within the Christian community.

A couple of episodes ago the WADR team looked at poet Christian Wiman and brought up his thought that faithful literature should be an ice axe for the frozen sea within you.

As two people of faith and lovers of poetry, Megan Powell du Toit and Michael Jensen have started thinking more about faithful poetry – and the light it might give to the faithful life.

They talk to one such potential lamp bearer – poet Dr. Lachlan Brown. They then try to tease out what faithful poetry might be and finish with a powerful poem that recently captured the public’s imagination.

WHAT IS WITH ALL DUE RESPECT?

Less aggro, more conversation.

Is it even possible to have a deep discussion without it descending into chaos? Michael Jensen and Megan Powell du Toit think yes, and want to show the rest of us how to do it.

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