“I decided to share the poems of Fluidus as one man’s thoughts about existence, brokenness, redemption and ultimately, meaningfulness. There is a broad spectrum of life experiences for us all, and my hope is that in reading Fluidus you will find familiarity, honesty and some flicker of light on the truth we innately desire.”
As his first collection of Poetry is released the same year he turned fifty, Keith laughs at the thought that the sequel will be available on his 100th birthday! “Now that will be something to write about.” The poems of Fluidus span thirty plus years of writing and come together as personal experience and unique observations of the events we share in this life. Keith draws from his childhood days growing up as the son of a Pentecostal preacher, and his passion that is rooted in that upbringing. After graduating from Lee College in 1989, Keith attended Regent University where he earned his M.A. Degree in Biblical Studies and Church History.
It was at Regent where he experienced a broader view of the world, faith, and a God that crosses man-made lines. “We all have questions,” notes Keith, “questions about existence, our fallen nature, and why we have been placed here and given the lives we live, without a choice in the matter. “ He states, “There are many, many things we cannot explain, and if we focus on those we are always questioning and strengthening our doubt. Questions, we will always have with us, but on the other hand, there are so many things we cannot explain away, all the intricate details of our existence that will not allow us to simply dismiss this mystery to chance. These “Beacons of Gondor”, if you will, help us understand in a broader scope, our immortality and eternal significance.”
Terry Lindvall, Ph.D.
C.S. Lewis Chair of Communication and Christian Thought
Virginia Wesleyan College
Gillette Elvgren, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of Communication and the Arts
Michael Simone, D.Min.
Senior Pastor, Spring Branch Community Church, Virginia Beach, VA