March 2, 2012

adventus absurdus—on Video. Poetry as Sermon.

Sometimes God speaks through poems.

This poem was posted as a blog on elephant in December and was quite popular.
Here’s a video of me reading it at at worship service held at CU’s Wesley Chapel in Boulder, CO.
I hope you like it.


Not the best camera angle (an audience member filmed it on a FlipCam), but it gets the point across I think.

Here’s a clip of me being interviewed after distributing water, juice, and snacks to protestors and police officers at an Occupy Denver event last fall.

The poem was inspired by events at the end of last year. My prayer is that fervor and passion for engaging our spirituality, embodying our faith, and pursuing justice will be a part of this year too.




Editor: Kate Bartolotta.

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Sharie Barickman Mar 17, 2012 11:06pm

Sounds like more than a few posters love sex offenders. During the vetting process its a very simple clause to ask if the person submitting the application has ever been convicted of a felony. They are not protected under the Fair housing Act. You can refuse the app on that alone. Sex offenders are and should be considered the lowest rung on the ladder and I am not paying to live with them. I am not going to expose my grandchildren to them. If I am paying dues and an association fee ? I’ll be damed if I am gonna live with them and the association had better understand that. For a couple of the posters above? You sound like you have hidden agendas but you dont hide them very well. Let sex offenders move in with YOU GUYS.

Roger Wolsey Mar 15, 2012 8:57pm

re: the lyric in the poem "God is in that guy with the funny hat who handed that Fox news reporter his a$$…" see this video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJgWdfZqDj0&fe

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Roger Wolsey

Roger Wolsey is a free-spirited GenX-er who thinks and feels a lot about God and Jesus.

He’s a progressive Christian who identifies with people who consider themselves as being “spiritual but not religious.” He came of age during the “Minneapolis sound” era and enjoyed seeing The Replacements, The Jayhawks, Husker Du, The Wallets, Trip Shakespeare, Prince, and Soul Asylum in concert—leading to strong musical influences to his theology. He earned his Masters of Divinity degree at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO. Roger is an ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church and he currently serves as the director of the Wesley Foundation campus ministry at C.U. in Boulder, CO. He was married for ten years, divorced in 2005 and now co-parents a delightful 10-year old son. Roger loves live music, hosting house concerts, rock-climbing, yoga, centering prayer, trail-running with his dog Kingdom, dancing, camping, riding his motorcycle, blogging, and playing his trumpet in ska bands and music projects. He’s recently written a book Kissing Fish: christianity for people who don’t like christianity