Theology Live

A contemporary theology series

Theology Live is a podcast and public event that wrestles with life's most compelling and unsettling questions. 

Episode 25: Poetry with Rev. Katherine Bush

Our guest this episode is writer, teacher, and Episcopal priest, the Rev. Katherine Bush. Katherine is a lifelong Memphian, as well as a graduate of Rhodes College and Virginia Theological Seminary. She has served parishes in the Diocese of West Tennessee, and currently works as the Chaplain at St. Mary's Episcopal School. This evening we will reflect on the role of poetry as it relates to our current political, social, and theological moment. In particular we will discuss poems related to the themes highlighted by Wendell Berry's Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front, and his plea to practice resurrection.

Rev. Bush and Meredith read a wide variety of poems throughout the program. See below for a list of those poems:

"Manifesto: The Mad Farmer's Liberation Front" by Wendell Berry

"Every Riven Thing" by Christian Wiman

"Sweet Darkness" by David Whyte

"Descending Theology: The Resurrection" by Mary Karr

“Things to Think” by Robert Bly

“Thanks” by WS Merwin

“The Rider” Naomi Shihab Nye

“Beauty is  Real Thing, I've Seen It” Jay Hoplar

“One Wants a Teller at a Time Like This” Gwendolyn Brooks