Category Archives: poems

Review of ‘Praying with Beads’

We’ve published a review of Praying with Beads: Daily Prayers for the Christian Calendar (Eerdmans) by Nan Lewis Doerr and Virginia Stem Owens.

Read the review at . If you’re interested in purchasing the book, please use the link that appears beside the review.

Don’t forget to check out the three new poems by Phil Bauman at .

New poems at

We have posted three new poems by Phil Bauman at .

Here is a short bio of Phil:  The Rev. Dr. Philip J. Bauman is the Senior Pastor at The United Church of Christ in Medfield where he has served for 11 years.

He has a M. Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Pastoral Psychology from Boston University.

Phil is interested in the intersection of philosophy, theology, and psychology, its impact on culture, and how a generous orthodoxy can address it. He loves reading and writing and especially poetry.

Phil has attended two writing workshops conducted by poet and playwright Jeanne Murray Walker at the 2002 Oxbridge Conference and the 2006 C.S. Lewis Foundation Summer Institute.

Phil is married and has two daughters.


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Poet D.S. Martin to appear in June/July edition

Three poems by D.S. Martin will appear in the June/July edition of Martin’s poems and other writings have appeared in First Things, The Cresset, Canadian Literature, Mars Hill Review, Christianity & Literature, Queen’s Quarterly, and Rock & Sling. The poems are part of Martin’s new chapbook, So The Moon Would Not Be Swallowed (Rubicon Press), which is about his grandparents who were missionaries in China between 1923 and 1951. The chapbook is available at