Archive: Nov 2007



The Book of the Dun Cow, Walt Wangerin

By Andrew Peterson

Walt Wangerin is a name I’ve seen in print many times. My dad had Ragman and Other Cries of Faith lying about at home for years and I remember thumbing through it at Christmas or Thanksgiving, reading Read More ›

The Unbroken Line of Redemption

By Russ Ramsey

You’ve just got to love a good genealogy (see Genesis 10, 11 and 46, 1 Chronicles 1-9, Matthew 1 and Luke 3). A while back I took on the task of copying the Bible by hand. I am not very far along, but the reason I Read More ›

On Stage

By Curt McLey

Nebraska football fans are passionate. I know this to be true because I am one and have been for most of my life. As a preteen boy, before most of the games were on T.V., I had a game day routine. My popcorn Read More ›

Appendix M: Media / Music / Movies and a Silly Daydream

By Curt McLey

I once had a silly daydream. It was a vision–at least for one album–that Andrew Peterson went hip hop. In support of the project, I witnessed Ben Shive, then known as Jive Shive the DJ, laying down some Read More ›

The Trumpet Child, Over the Rhine

By Jonathan Rogers

When it comes to wanting what’s real,
There’s no such thing as greed.

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The Paying Customer Public Relations Department

By Russ Ramsey

From the Proprietor:

I didn’t ask Russ to write this. We spoke on the phone several weeks ago about this issue and I expressed the awkwardness I felt about the age-old conversation. He responded with this post.
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Settling on This Side of Jordan

By Matt Conner

Most of my thoughts today find themselves in orbit around a concept seen throughout the Bible. Unfortunately, it’s leapt out of the pages and into my own life as well. Read More ›

Creative Intent, Part Three: Mystery, Mastery, and Banjos

By Ron Block

I’m currently engaged in a discussion, called Perfection vs Communication, on another site, where there are some with an extreme view who say that what’s important in music is feeling, raw emotion, that Read More ›

Ratatouille Reminds Us What Art Can Do

By Jason Gray

As we get closer to Thanksgiving, I couldn’t resist writing about a family movie that features food and offers a lot to be thankful for. Two of the things that my wife Taya and I enjoy the most are good stories Read More ›

Creative Intent, Part Two: Flowers and Sacraments

By Andrew Peterson

[This discussion is continued from yesterday’s post by Russ, “Creative Intent: What Are You Thinking?”]

…your thoughts about the questions Russ raises are fascinating. I’d love to add something equally fascinating to the discussion but I don’t think I can. I don’t think. Here’s what I do think. Read More ›

Creative Intent: What Are You Thinking?

By Russ Ramsey

This post is a bit of an experiment in attempting an open discussion about the creative process between any and all reading these words. So if you’re up for it, please weigh in with a response at the end. Read More ›

The Importance of Pickles

By Pete Peterson

Pickle – n. Bitter, semi-crunchy, mysteriously preserved, zombie-like remnant of a once innocent and delicious cucumber. Awful, unnatural, and quite possibly blasphemous. Read More ›