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Figure 1. Luther Campbell monument, 1870. Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, D.C. Photo: author.

The saddest thing in a cemetery is the monument of a dead child. Actually, even worse is a monument with mother and baby having died together or on successive days. 432 more words

Cemeteries

Beckett: Poetry - No. 1927, What Jesus Did II

This poem is based on a chapter in Rev. Jonathan Fisk’s Book, Echo.

As Jesus, God died,
yet it was not the end.
His death laid the foundation… 82 more words

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Beckett: Poetry - No. 1992, I Can't Breathe

For George Floyd.

As a person of colour, I’ve grown up with racism. But responding to unnecessary death and violence with more unnecessary death and violence is idiotic and cowardly. 121 more words

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Beckett: Poetry - No. 1917, God Speaks

This poem is based on a chapter in Rev. Jonathan Fisk’s book, Echo.

God’s Word is absolute power,
for when He speaks,
His Word does what He says. 95 more words

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Beckett: Poetry - No. 1915, Know the Catechism

This poem is inspired by Rev. Jonathan Fisk’s book, Echo.

The Catechism is the basics
to our Lutheran Confession, —
the building blocks to faith. 66 more words

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Beckett: Poetry - No. 1914, There Is a God

This poem is inspired by Rev. Jonathan Fisk’s book, Echo.

His existence depends not
on meagre human consensus,
or human understanding,
for He is above creation. 62 more words

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Beckett: Poetry - No. 1907, Original Sin II

This poem is based on the Formula of Concord, Solid Declaration, Article I (Original Sin), paragraph 6, specifically, “Before God, are thoroughly and utterly infected and corrupted by original sin, as by a spiritual leprosy. 97 more words

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