J. Barrie Shepherd

J. Barrie Shepherd

J. Barrie Shepherd is an award-winning poet and an honorably retired PC(USA) pastor, the author of many books.

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Credal Query

(from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead) Just whence is that “thence” He shall come from? And –..

Late Tidings

After more than eighty of such purple seasons, you might think there would be nothing left to look toward, get ready for...

To Give Thanks…

is to remember how it feels to experience belonging, to look long around a laden table and be glad to claim a..

On the Road

Headed back home we were, after a day of strange reports and rumors. Some of the women had gone early to wash..

Borrowed Time

These forty days are Lent to us – not counting Sundays – a blessed space in time in which to step aside,..


Where I left the car keys, the remote for the TV, that letter from the lawyer, my spectacles and pills. I must..


This season’s festive cards that crush and crowd the mails bear witness to the limits, all those insistent boundaries that ever mark..