Poiema

Brandon Meeks
Ruminating on Goodness, Truth, and Beauty While Poking the Zeitgeist with a Sharp Stick
Created 10 Nov 2020
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  • Justified By Confessions of Faith Alone?
    16 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Two men went up to the temple at the hour of prayer. One was a Calvinist who stood tall and upright, his nose nearly reaching the third heaven. One was an Arminian who fell to his knees expecting sawd...
  • Following His Star: Traveling East with our Man from Edinburgh
    14 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    In reading the work of Thomas F. Torrance I have learned the value of not only looking backward in order to go forward, but also of looking eastward. When the temptation for young men to go west is as...
  • Hand-Me-Down Promises
    08 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Our Father is no cheapskate, no tightwad, no penny-pincher. He is no number-crunching miser. When it comes to giving, He has never behaved as though He were broke. Even when God “re-gifts,” the recip…...
  • Solid Joy
    06 Dec 2021 • 6 min read
    Proper Advent observance is the subject of more than a little controversy. There are those who would have it be something of a "Lent Lite," and others who view it more like the "40 Days of Christmas."...
  • Poetic Justice
    01 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Christmas is the incarnation of a promise whispered ages ago, and the Righteousness which had been slowly rising from its prophetic slumber; in a phrase, poetic justice. The incarnation turned creati…...
  • Embraced by Promises
    30 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    Advent is a time of preparation and anticipation; it's a waiting game. But it is the kind of waiting that is designed to make us check our hearts rather than our watches. This is the kind of waiting t...
  • The Thanksgiving Table
    23 Nov 2021 • 8 min read • 1 0
    I enjoy cooking. Much to my surprise some people actually enjoy eating my concoctions. There is a sense in which the pleasure is communicable from person at stove to person at table. Quite mysteriousl...
  • Name Them One By One
    16 Nov 2021 • 10 min read • 2 0
    Every year during the month of November I try to jot down a few things for which I am thankful. It is a healthy practice. Before you know it, you will have thanked your way right out of the mullygrubs...
  • Handfuls on Purpose
    10 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    Good morning, Gentle Reader. For those of you who don’t follow me on Twitter, I thought you might appreciate a digest of some of my recent publications. To that end, I am linking three recent articles...
  • A Thanksgiving Envelope
    09 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you; Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints, For the hope which...
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