My poet and writer friend @joelmckerrowpoet has launched this brilliant podcast with film-maker @joyprouty this week. Its called, ‘The Deep Place: On Creativity and Spirituality’ and all about how creativity speaks into and flows out of the deep… Read More
Prayer is a movement of the self toward the divine. It is, in the everydayness of life, a choosing to be present and a giving of ones attention to the God who is always present and attentive toward us. Prayer is simply conversation with God. It is endeavouring to live all of life with a constant awareness that he is with me and for me.
I think of the girl without a name, or a name forgotten, or a name that was lost when they sold her off to marry a stranger that did not know her though he was twice her age. I think of women elders, the champions of their people, those who show us how to live out of deep compassion when our egos get in the way. Joel McKerrow
If you are old enough to listen, to just listen to the story of young person, this is my challenge. Stop chasing the dream and start listening. Your life will be SO much more meaningful. Trust me. Joel Mc Kerrow
We Tell Stories is just one of 10 performance poems on the Album Welcome Home. Genre-bending and ground breaking, this album is like nothing you have encountered before. Call it intimate, acoustic-driven, folk-rock poetry; or perhaps a mash up of Passenger, Sigur Ros and Daughter sitting beneath passionately delivered spoken word. Whatever you call it, you need to listen to truly ‘get it’, and once you have you will want more.
Pain too is a baptism.
Perhaps in the end they are one and the same sacrament–
a beginning again. byJoel McKerrow
This bloody mass of muscle, this bigot heart, this colonised, this racist nation inside us, it needs…reclaiming. Joel McKerrow.