Malcolm Guite – A Vision For the Future – Live from Kindlings Fest 2012

This years Kindlings Fest on Orcas Island asked, "Can Crabbed age and youth live together?" Through film, talks, panel discussions, art, music and casual conversations we explored what it is that keeps generations apart and what can bring them together. To begin, writer, poet, priest, academic and  troubadour Malcolm Guite takes a look at relationality, interdependence between old […]

Poetry from KindlingsFest:"IX Jesus Falls the Third Time" by Malcolm Guite

Malcolm Guite reads another of his poems during KindlingsFest 2014. The 9th sonnet on his sequence of 15 sonnets for the stations of the cross, taken from Sounding the Seasons: Seventy sonnets for Christian year.  This sonnet is called ‘Jesus falls for the third time’, and deals with the experience of acute depression. Here is the […]

Poetry from KindlingsFest: “Descent" by Malcolm Guite

A short reading of "Descent" by Malcolm Guite, from Kindlingsfest 2014. "Descent" is published in The Singing Bowl and also recorded as a song Descent – Good Company – The Songs of Steve Bell. Here is the full poem: They sought to soar into the skies, Those classic gods of high renown, For lofty pride aspires […]

Dr. Malcolm Guite on “The Sensuous God" – Live from Kindlingsfest

Malcolm Guite, as introduced by Scott Cairns, is “a thoroughly engaging teller of tales, a theologian, priest, and poet whose central passion appears to be relationship, connection, apprehending the sacredness off all persons."  He is the author of The Singing Bowl, Sounding the Seasons, Faith, Hope and Poetry: Theology and the Poetic Imagination, and Word in the […]

Malcolm Guite – Finding our Way Forward Beyond Generational Apartheid – Live from Kindlings Fest 2012

Kindlings Fest is a celebration of art and ideas and where they intersect with the spiritual.  This years Kindlings Fest on Orcas Island asked, "Can Crabbed age and youth live together?" Through film, talks, panel discussions, art, music and casual conversations we explored what it is that keeps generations apart and what can bring them together. Through poetry, […]

The Meaning of Holy Week: Two Poets as Our Guides – Isaac Watts & George Herbert

Earl Palmer and Dick Staub look at two poets that, whether known or unknown, have shaped our understanding of the Holy Week.  Earl says "the role a poet plays in helping us focus, in helping us understand the huge events of our lives and, also, to see and feel a resonance with great truths" is something we […]

Malcolm Guite -On Reading the Commedia

And so I start again, here in the middle, The middle of a life I scarcely know…

From Malcolm Guite to America: Thanksgiving; a Sonnet

Thanksgiving starts with thanks for mere survival, Just to have made it through another year With everyone still breathing. But we share So much beyond the outer roads we travel; Our interweavings on a deeper level, The modes of life that souls alone can share, The unguessed blessings of our being here, The warp and […]

High Concept and Red Wheelbarrows

We are a society that loves high concept. by Maureen McQuery

Scott Cairns: Learning to Pray

Scott reads some of his poetry and discusses his experiences as a pilgrim among the monks on the Holy Mountain, Mt. Athos.