Listen-in to the State of the Christian Left, with Mark Sandlin from the God Article. We engage the fall-out from Tucson, AZ, Healthcare Reform, and the future of the Christian Left. Enjoy.
Yesterday, I sat, watching Barack Obama give the sermon, er, speech of his life. I felt transformed, renewed, and refreshed after his words concluded. Across the country words of support poured in, and people became changed. Indeed, he rose above the petty blame-game and united people.
After the speech many news outlets invited pundits on to argue about the speech. I did not watch. I simply turned on CSPAN and watched him as he moved through the arena, shaking hands and speaking with people. He was a pastor yesterday evening.
The following is part of a new poetry project that re-imagines hymns from "The Baptist Hymnal" published in 1991. Along the way I will post some of the poems. Enjoy.
"The Last Stanza” Poetry Project
©J. Zachary Bailes, 2011
#113 – We Three Kings
We three kings
have risked our lives
We never stopped
We only found
that nobody ever wins.
When you’re a king
someone is always
when you’re not there.