The City Part 5: The Man Who Entered Through Judah’s Gate

As I’ve noted throughout this series, cities are complex places, displaying all shades of reality–best to worst. The New Jerusalem (as described in Revelation 21), however, is the eternal city that we look forward to as Christians that will not be plagued by systemic racism, corrupt leadership, anger, pain, or any other kind of evil.Continue reading “The City Part 5: The Man Who Entered Through Judah’s Gate”

The City Part 4: Tracks

These tracks are just tracks; Calm edifices, cool shade over  A busy street. Life flows by underneath, Strolling in suits and skirts With professional gait, Never pausing for the thunder overhead. These tracks, the arms of progress, Lending helpful hands to efficiency and thrivation. . Those tracks are traps; Cold, steel fingers over A dismalContinue reading “The City Part 4: Tracks”

The City Part 3: Modern Thinker

Modern Thinker on the late bus southbound Considers columns and pillars, Ripped jeans and skaters. Nonsense and cogency–life in a mixture. Suits in alleys, Kill-count tallies, And flowers in cracked concrete Where poverty greets . Death. And breath . That fills also folds with smoke. The broke and the homeless, Facing the coldness In heartsContinue reading “The City Part 3: Modern Thinker”

The City Part 2: The Sidewalk

Last night, The sidewalk was Your House. Your people laughed and praised— In all colors— Under the streetlight of Your Truth. –N.R. 8/3/19 Psalm 26:8 says, “I love the house where you live, O Lord, the place where your glory dwells.” Being in the Old Testament, this psalm is talking about the Israelite temple inContinue reading “The City Part 2: The Sidewalk”

The City Part 1: When In the Streets (How Great Thou Art)

When in the streets and city light I wander, And see the throngs of people rushing by, I then survey their desperate hearts asunder, And trust my God to know He hears their cry, Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee How great thou art, How great thou art! Then sings my soul,Continue reading “The City Part 1: When In the Streets (How Great Thou Art)”