Hi, I’m Christine. Here at Faith in Grey Places, I explore Scripture through creative writing—whether that’s poetry, prose or drama. My aim is to offer encouragement and fresh perspectives for everyone who wants to build their faith and connect with God, particularly through a greater understanding of the Bible.
Poems on the nine lessons in a carol service
- John 1:1–14: Logos Λόγος (a poem)Light of all truth, Life of all humankind, Love made flesh.
- Matthew 2:1–12: The heavenly summons (a poem)For when a king is born, the nations should come, The many assemble at the feet of the one.
- Luke 2:8–16: Shepherd, leave your watch and fold (a poem)Do not linger at the cost, Seek the one who seeks the lost.
Letters to the great cloud of witnesses
- Acting in the moment: a letter to RahabI loved the feeling that you recognised what was coming and what you needed to do to save your family.
- To fight and be good: a letter to JoshuaI like to think you were someone who didn’t love war, but was capable of waging it. And winning it.
- Trusting God’s goodness: a letter to MosesYou know what I’d really appreciate right now? More of your faith.
Poems on the fruit of the Spirit
- Songs of the Spirit: love (a poem)You give of yourself To save others. To save us.
- Songs of the Spirit: joy (a poem)You are the delight that never goes away. Each day, everyday, l appreciate you.
- Songs of the Spirit: peace (a poem)Yours is a peace that gives rest. It does not wane or waver, It does not sleep or slumber.
- Divine comedy (a poem reflecting on Jesus’s ascension)And if I saw him rise and then ascend, My cynic’s not so easy to defend.
- The strangest part (a poem celebrating the resurrection stories of Jesus)Who would steal a dead man’s corpse and choose to leave behind the linen?
- Looking back from Emmaus (a poem about how we make sense of our experiences)The picture was complete If we could but see it.
- Where has the cadence gone? A lament during times without structure.For stave and ink and voice and song, Are grieving lest they leave – or dare forget their art.
- Neutral choice (a poem inspired by Mary of Bethany when she anointed Jesus with spikenard)If only there were a neutral gift, That made no claim of worth or cost
- My neighbour’s colt – a poem inspired by Jesus’s entry into JerusalemIs simple trust enough to bear, The weight of what we’re saying here?
Theatre sketches / plays and monologues
- Two Boys From Nazareth (a sketch about John the Baptist’s ministry)
- Skandalon: Mary teaches the boy Jesus
- His name is John: Elizabeth writes to Mary
Reflective study series on Christmas
I wrote a 40 day series running from the beginning of advent 2021 to the day after Epiphany. Each post was a short devotional and Bible study, but they didn’t offer neat explanations. I wanted them to be grounded and relevant; reflections from my life, but delving deep into the rich theology of the Christian tradition. You can browse them in the Christmas 2020 archive.
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