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“Butterfly” by Harold J. Recinos

The Reformed Journal PodcastSep 12, 2023

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“Butterfly” by Harold J. Recinos
Sep 12, 202310:02
Jennifer Holberg’s Nourishing Narratives: The Power of Story to Shape Our Faith
Sep 06, 202330:39
“Nominal APR as Call to Worship, or the Glorious Application of the Immutable Rule of 72 to the Words of the Prophet” by Bill Stadick

“Nominal APR as Call to Worship, or the Glorious Application of the Immutable Rule of 72 to the Words of the Prophet” by Bill Stadick

In this episode of the poetry edition, Rose Postma interviews Bill Stadick about his poem “Nominal APR as Call to Worship, or the Glorious Application of the Immutable Rule of 72 to the Words of the Prophet.” Bill has published poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction in The Christian CenturyThe WindhoverRelief Journal, The Ekphrastic ReviewFirst Things and other publications. His poetry chapbook, Family Latin, is available from Finishing Line Press and selections of his work appear in two anthologies: In a Strange Land: Introducing Ten Kingdom Poets, available from Wipf and Stock as part of its Poiema Poetry Series and Taking Root in the Heart: A Collection of 34 Poets from The Christian Century, available from Paraclete Press.

Sep 05, 202309:11
“Harlem Sunday” by Julie Moore
Aug 29, 202343:19
“250th Anniversary: Newbury Congregational Church” by Sydney Lea

“250th Anniversary: Newbury Congregational Church” by Sydney Lea

In this episode of the poetry edition, Rose Postma interviews Sydney Lea about his poem “250th Anniversary: Newbury Congregational Church.” Sydney was Poet Laureate of Vermont from 2011-2015. In 2021, He received Vermont’s highest artistic distinction, The Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. In 2022, he published Seen from all Sides: Lyric and Everyday Life, a collection of newspaper columns on poetry, composed during Lea’s laureate tenure. He is the author of 16 collections of poetry and in early 2024, his collection of personal essays, Such Dancing as I Can, will appear, and later in the year, his second novel, Now Look.

Aug 22, 202320:59
“Nighthawk in Hand” by Ellis Purdie

“Nighthawk in Hand” by Ellis Purdie

In this episode of the poetry edition, Rose Postma interviews Ellis Purdie about his poem “Nighthawk in Hand.” Ellis earned a Master’s degree in Creative Writing at the University of Southern Mississippi. He now teaches at East Texas Baptist University. When he is not teaching, he is usually reading, working on his own creative writing, seeing films, or working with animals.

Aug 15, 202311:52
“The Waiting Room” by Sarah Reardon

“The Waiting Room” by Sarah Reardon

In this episode of the poetry edition, Rose Postma interviews Sarah Reardon about her poem “The Waiting Room.” Sarah teaches at a classical Christian school in Philadelphia and is pursuing an MFA from the University of St. Thomas Houston.

Aug 01, 202309:41
"Ash Wednesday" by Jill Baumgaertner
Jul 18, 202312:12
“Among Autumn Maples” by Andrew Lansdown

“Among Autumn Maples” by Andrew Lansdown

In this episode of the poetry edition, Rose Postma interviews Andrew Lansdown about his poem “Among Autumn Maples.” Andrew is a widely published and award-winning Australian writer. His most recent books are: Distillations of Different Lands, Kyoto Momiji Tanka: Poems and Photographs of Japan in Autumn, and Abundance: New and Selected Poems.

Jul 11, 202309:22
“In Blind Faith” by K.G. Munro

“In Blind Faith” by K.G. Munro

In this episode of the poetry edition, Rose Postma interviews K.G. Munro about her poem “In Blind Faith.” Kristen is an author and poet, and has been published by Agape Review, Poetry Potion, Love Poetry amongst many others.

Jul 04, 202308:41
“Slaughterhouse” by Katlyn DeVries

“Slaughterhouse” by Katlyn DeVries

In this episode of the poetry edition, Rose Postma interviews Katlyn DeVries about her poem “Slaughterhouse.” Katlyn runs the writing studio at Western Theological Seminary. She is also a Doctor of Ministry candidate and Ginod Assistant at Western.

Jun 27, 202311:34
“The Quiet-Out-Loud” by Jacob Schepers

“The Quiet-Out-Loud” by Jacob Schepers

In this episode of the poetry edition, Rose Postma talks to Jacob Schepers about his poem “The Quiet-Out-Loud.” Jacob Schepers is a writer and professor at University of Notre Dame. He is the author of A Bundle of Careful Compromises, and his writing has appeared in or is forthcoming from such places as Verse, The Common, The Fanzine, Entropy, Tupelo Quarterly, and The Destroyer, among others.

Jun 20, 202309:04
“Journey of Monarchs” by Jessamyn Rains
Jun 13, 202309:22
“True Believer” by Kevin LaTorre
Jun 06, 202308:56
“Beginning” by Mark Bennion

“Beginning” by Mark Bennion

In this episode of the poetry edition, Rose Postma interviews Mark Bennion about his poem “Beginning.” Mark teaches writing and literature at Brigham Young University- Idaho. His latest book of poetry “Beneath the Falls” was released by Resource Publications in 2020.


May 30, 202310:60
"Sidewalk Cracks (Metaphysicals V)" by D.S. Martin

"Sidewalk Cracks (Metaphysicals V)" by D.S. Martin

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews D.S. Martin about his poem "Sidewalk Cracks (Metaphysicals V)" inspired by John Donne's 19 Holy Sonnets. Don is a widely published poet and the Poet-in-Residence at McMaster Divinity College. He's also a series editor for the Poiema Poetry Series. You can listen to “Garden,” the first poem in this series in The Reformed Journal Podcast. You can also read the other poems in this series on our website.


May 23, 202310:16
“There is a Door” by Kimberly Phinney
May 09, 202310:40
“Jobless Too Long: Variations on a Theme by Milton” by Richard St. John

“Jobless Too Long: Variations on a Theme by Milton” by Richard St. John

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Richard St. John about his poem “Jobless Too Long: Variations on a Theme by Milton.” Richard is a nationally-published poet whose newest collection of poetry, Book of Entangled Souls, was published in June 2022. He received degrees in English from Princeton University and the University of Virginia. He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife.

May 02, 202315:52
“Into the Water” by Dave Warners

“Into the Water” by Dave Warners

In this episode of the poetry edition, Rose Postma interviews Dave Warners about his poem “Into the Water.” Dave is a biology faculty member at Calvin University and director of Plaster Creek Stewards. He also teaches a summer course at Au Sable Institute. He and his wife Teri have three children who are involved in a variety of musical, artistic and athletic activities.

Apr 25, 202309:32
“Red-Flowering Currant” by Paul J. Willis

“Red-Flowering Currant” by Paul J. Willis

In this episode of the poetry edition, Rose Postma interviews Paul J. Willis about his poem “Red-Flowering Currant.” Paul is a retired professor of English and the author of seven collections of poetry. His most recent poetry collection is Somewhere to Follow.

Apr 18, 202310:29
“Faux Thaw” by D. R. James

“Faux Thaw” by D. R. James

In this episode of the poetry edition, Rose Postma interviews D. R. James about his poem “Faux Thaw." David has retired from teaching college writing, literature, and peace studies. He is the author of the full-length poetry collections Mobius Trip.

Apr 11, 202310:48
"Coalsack Nebula" by Laura Reece Hogan

"Coalsack Nebula" by Laura Reece Hogan

In this episode of the poetry edition, Rose Postma interviews Laura Reece Hogan about her poem “Coalsack Nebula.” Laura is the author of Litany of Flights, O Garden-Dweller, and I Live, No Longer I. "Coalsack Nebula" was originally published in America Magazine and will appear in a collection called Butterfly Nebula from the University of Nebraska Press on October 2023.

Apr 04, 202312:01
“Happy Lent” by Justin Lacour
Mar 28, 202309:17
“Lost Fragment from an Interview with Her Maid” by Lynn Domina

“Lost Fragment from an Interview with Her Maid” by Lynn Domina

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Lynn Domina about her poem “Lost Fragment from an Interview with Her Maid.” Lynn is the author of two collections of poetry, Corporal Works and Framed in Silence, and the editor of a collection of essays, Poets on the Psalms. Her most recent book is a collection of reflections, Devotions from HERstory: 31 Days with Women of Faith. She is a professor of English at Northern Michigan University and is Creative Writing Editor of The Other Journal.

Mar 20, 202312:05
Charles Marsh

Charles Marsh

Jeff Munroe interviews Charles Marsh about his latest book, Evangelical Anxiety: A Memoir. Charles is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia and Director of the Live Theology Project. They discuss Charles’ upbringing in an evangelical family and culture in the South during the late 1960s, as well as his mental health journey as an adult.

Mar 16, 202341:31
“The Fog” by Cole Hartin

“The Fog” by Cole Hartin

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Cole Hartin about his poem “The Fog.” Rev. Cole Hartin is Rector of St. Luke's Church in Saint John, New Brunswick and lives near the Bay of Fundy, on Canada's East Coast. His popular writing and commentary has been published by Christianity Today, The Toronto Star, Huffington Post, and other places.

Mar 07, 202310:14
“Proclaiming Psalm 19 from a Lakeside Dock” by Steven Peterson

“Proclaiming Psalm 19 from a Lakeside Dock” by Steven Peterson

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Steven Peterson about his poem “Proclaiming Psalm 19 from a Lakeside Dock.” Steven is poet and playwright living in Chicago. His recent poems appear in Alabama Literary Review, America, The Christian Century, and other journals. He is currently a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists.

Feb 28, 202309:52
“Merton’s Surprise” by Angela Alaimo O’Donnell

“Merton’s Surprise” by Angela Alaimo O’Donnell

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Angela Alaimo O’Donnell about her poem “Merton’s Surprise.” Angela is a writer, poet, and professor at Fordham University in New York City where she teaches English, Creative Writing, and American Catholic Studies. She has written 10 books of poetry.

Feb 21, 202311:57
“Psalms Too” by Mischa Willett

“Psalms Too” by Mischa Willett

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Mischa Willett about his poem “Psalms Too.” Mischa is the author of two critically-acclaimed books of poetry: The Elegy Beta and Phases, and is editor of Philip James Bailey’s epic Festus. He teaches in the English Department at Seattle Pacific University and in its MFA program in Creative Writing.

Feb 14, 202310:34
“The 200 Pagan Students of St. Cassian of Imola” by Marjorie Maddox

“The 200 Pagan Students of St. Cassian of Imola” by Marjorie Maddox

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Marjorie Maddox about her poem “The 200 Pagan Students of St. Cassian of Imola.” Marjorie has published fourteen collections of poetry and is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Lockhaven University. This poem is part of her newest poetry collection entitled Begin with a Question from Paraclete Press.

Feb 07, 202310:43
“Hawk Lies Down With Rabbit” by Seth Wieck

“Hawk Lies Down With Rabbit” by Seth Wieck

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Seth Wieck about his poem “Hawk Lies Down with Rabbit.” Seth was born in Texas and received his BA in English and philosophy from West Texas A&M University. In 2018, he won the Rash Award in Fiction from the Broad River Review. He lives in Amarillo with his wife and two sons and teaches high school literature.

Jan 31, 202310:51
Metaphysical Poems by D.S. Martin

Metaphysical Poems by D.S. Martin

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews D.S. Martin about his poems inspired by John Donne's 19 Holy Sonnets. These poems will appear on the 4th Tuesday of each month on The Reformed Journal Podcast. They discuss “Garden,” the first poem in this series. Don is a widely published poet and the Poet-in-Residence at McMaster Divinity College. He's also a series editor for the Poiema Poetry Series.

Jan 24, 202311:08
“The Soul of my Cat” by Sara Kyoungah White
Jan 17, 202308:35
"Did I Know" by Nancy Huggett

"Did I Know" by Nancy Huggett

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Nancy Huggett about her poem, “Did I Know.” Nancy is a writer, caregiver, and settler descendant who lives in Ottawa, Canada on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg people.

Jan 10, 202312:51
“The Prism of Neat” by Micah L. McCreary

“The Prism of Neat” by Micah L. McCreary

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Rev. Dr. Micah McCreary about his poem “The Prism of Neat,” a poem used as a eulogy for Anetra. Micah is the current president of New Brunswick Theological Seminary. He is also an author of multiple books, as well as a licensed psychologist. He is married to Rev. Dr. Jacqueline E. Madison-McCreary, whom he has one daughter with.

Jan 03, 202315:34
“The Uncomfortable” by Calvin VanErgens

“The Uncomfortable” by Calvin VanErgens

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Derek Kuyper about his poem “The Uncomfortable.” Derek Kuyper is the creator of Calvin VanErgens, who tells the made-up stories of people from a church that may or may not look a bit like yours.

Dec 27, 202210:10
“Mary Cradles Her Child” by Matthew J. Andrews
Dec 20, 202209:14
“Blackberry Blood” by Sarah (Kalthoff) Sims
Dec 13, 202210:58
“In Excelsis Deo” by Jane Zwart

“In Excelsis Deo” by Jane Zwart

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Jane Zwart about her poem "In Excelsis Deo." Jane's poems have appeared in Poetry, TriQuarterly, and Threepenny Review, as well as other journals and magazines. She also reviews books, writes the occasional essay, and interviews other writers. She teaches literature and writing at Calvin University, where she also co-directs the Calvin Center for Faith & Writing. 

Dec 06, 202211:54
“This Cup” by Marda Messick

“This Cup” by Marda Messick

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Marda Messick about her poem "This Cup." Marda's poems have appeared in The Christian Century, Delmarva Review, and several other journals. Marda is also a retired Lutheran pastor. She used to pastor at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Tallahassee, Florida. 

Nov 29, 202211:57
“Ruach Elohim” by Bethany Besteman

“Ruach Elohim” by Bethany Besteman

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Bethany Besteman about her poem “Ruach Elohim.” Bethany Besteman works as a worship coordinator and a church administrator for Silver Spring CRC in Maryland. She's also the intake editor for Reformed Worship, and is currently working toward a PhD in English Literature at Catholic University of America.

Nov 15, 202211:39
"Leaning" by Sean O'Neill
Nov 08, 202207:37
"Litter Me" by L. Ward Abel
Oct 25, 202207:52
"Grief" by Ann Iverson

"Grief" by Ann Iverson

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Ann Iverson about her poem “Grief." Ann is a writer and artist.  She is the author of  five poetry collections:  Come Now to the Window by the Laurel Poetry Collective, Definite Space and Art Lessons by Holy Cow! Press; Mouth of Summer and No Feeling is Final by Kelsay Books. Her poems have appeared in a wide variety of journals and venues including six features on Writer’s Almanac.  Her poem "Plenitude" was set to a choral arrangement by composer Kurt Knecht. As a visual artist, she enjoys the integrated relationship between the visual image and the written image.  Her art work has been featured in several art exhibits as well as in a permanent installation at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital.  She is currently working on her sixth collection of poetry, a book of children's verse, and a collection of personal essays.

Oct 18, 202208:39
Canadian Summer Psalm 23
Oct 11, 202217:02
“Miracle” by Kate Bolt
Oct 04, 202212:17
“In the Dark” by Jessica Whipple
Sep 27, 202207:38
“Fishing Again” by Eric Potter

“Fishing Again” by Eric Potter

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Eric Potter about his poem "Fishing Again." Eric is the author of several chapbooks and poetry collections, including “Things Not Seen.” He is also a professor of English at Grove City College, where he teaches courses in modern poetry, American literature, and creative writing.

Sep 20, 202211:07
“Last Supper” by Brent Newsom
Sep 13, 202211:32
"Mirabilia, in the Garden” by Rebecca Spears

"Mirabilia, in the Garden” by Rebecca Spears

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Rebecca Spears about her poem “Mirabilia, in the Garden." Rebecca is the author of Brook the Divide and The Bright Obvious. Her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in many journals and anthologies, and she has received many writing awards, including a Pushcart nomination.

Sep 06, 202209:52