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  • "Novels based on the tension between science and religion must be numerous!  Over the past few months I have read three that trace the evolution of this theme from the past to the present century"

  • "This is the final Back Story, a series about some of the regular contributors to igNation. In it, ten contributors to igNation talked about their influences, how they go about writing, and what they hoped their work for igNation will accomplish. Today, it’s an interview by and with the person wh

  • "Oil’s Deep State is not about oil but about the survival of democracy in Canada and the western world."

  • Why does the poet see progress as "a dirty word?"

  • "Back Story is a series about some of the regular contributors to igNation. It’s a series of short interviews with writers, their influences, how they go about writing, and what they hope their work for igNation will accomplish."

  • Poor Canada Post - won't you help?

  • "Back Story is a series about some of the regular contributors to igNation. It’s a set of short interviews with writers, their influences, how they go about writing, and what they hope their work for igNation will accomplish."

  • What comes to mind when you try to imagine what heaven is like? The poet has something unique in mind.

  • "Back Story is a series about some of the regular contributors to igNation. It’s a series of short interviews with writers, their influences, how they go about writing, and what they hope their work for igNation will accomplish."

  • The poet uses the image of new growth in an oak to speak of personal growth.

  • "Back Story is a series about some of the regular contributors to igNation. It’s a series of short interviews with writers, their influences, how they go about writing, and what they hope their work for igNation will accomplish. "

  • The poet is "distracted by beauty, seeing God in all things."

  • "Back Story is a series about some of the regular contributors to igNation. It’s a set of short interviews with writers, their influences, how they go about writing, and what they hope their work for igNation will accomplish."

  • In today's Poetry Tuesday we visit the Winnipeg zoo to see two red panda cubs.

  • "Back Story is a series about some of the regular contributors to igNation. It’s a set of short interviews with writers, their influences, how they go about writing, and what they hope their work for igNation will accomplish."

  • A poem for the Lenten season.

  • "Back Story is a series about some of the regular contributors to igNation. It’s a set of short interviews with writers, their influences, how they go about writing, and what they hope their work for igNation will accomplish."

  • Today an interpretation of Psalm 23 for our contemporary world.

  • "Back Story is a series about some of the regular contributors to igNation. It’s a set of short interviews with writers, their influences, how they go about writing, and what they hope their work for igNation will accomplish."

  • If you are a poet and Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday fall on the same day what do you do?

  • This Psalm came to the poet out of his concern for "his friends south of the border."

  • "Back Story is a series about some of the regular contributors to igNation. It’s a series of short interviews with writers, their influences, how they go about writing, and what they hope their work for igNation will accomplish."

  • The silence in community prayer is broken by a word which caused denial.

  • "Back Story is a new feature about some of the regular contributors to igNation. It’s a series of short interviews with writers, their influences, how they go about writing in general and especially their work for igNation.

  • Psalm 97is one of the Royal Psalms, Psalm 93-99, praising God as the King of His people.

  • It has been almost a month since Christmas day. Yet memories of Christmas past remain offering food for thought.

  • The poet looks at why Jesus left his parens to speak in the temple.

  • "A summer blockbuster of war and explosions? Not quite." Reposted with permission from The Jesuit Post.

  • A technique seldom used these days brings out memories of times past.

  • The poet takes a new look at those three wise men who represent so much.

  • "Could Blade Runner 2049 give us insight into what it means to be human and alive? Colten Biro, SJ, explores." Reposted with permission from The Jesuit Post.

  • The poet finds Christmas time to be "the broken season".

  • "When Downton Abbey’s final season was coming to a close, the editor of IgNation remarked to me: “What will we do after Downton is finished?”.  I remember answering optimistically that something would turn up!"

  • "If you are interested in art, and/or are a history buff, this would be a fascinating and well-researched read. If you are not interested in art or history, you might be interested in them after reading this novel."      

  • Just what is bindweed and what does it do?

  • Today the poet makes clear his dislike of living in "a cage of cubes".

  • On the night of October 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers on the Las Vegas Strip, leaving 58 people dead and 546 injured.

  • "if you watched “World War Z” you are probably wondering what a movie with a rifle carrying  Brad Pitt trying to save his family from man eating zombies has to do with Christianity?"

  • Less than a week from now, we begin Advent 2017. The poet writes of this time of waiting.

  • Using modern imagery, the poet expresses the meaning of this well-known psalm.

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