Archive: Oct 2008



Kierkegaard Quote

By Matt Conner

My friend posted a quote the other day that has me thinking (although it should have me “doing”). I’ve actually read this a couple times but now, more than ever, I am considering the implications and whether or not I agree. Then I Read More ›

Lives of Quiet Desperation

By Curt McLey

My first career was radio broadcasting. My big break came when I was hired as the all night guy at 59/WOW Omaha. That era was the tail end of the glory days for music on AM radio. With 5,000 watts Read More ›

(No) Man Is an Island

By Stephen Lamb

I have a memory burned into my mind of one of the last times I talked to my father – this was shortly after my parents’ separation after 25 years of marriage and just before God told him to kill me, my siblings, and Read More ›

Sara Groves & Friends: Art Music Justice Tour Review

By Jason Gray

I saw an invigorating concert tonight.  I was blessed to be surrounded by some of my favorite people in the world.  I sat next to Jill Phillips, Andy Gullahorn, and Don Chaffer (Waterdeep, Enter The Worship Read More ›

Campfire Tales: The Stephens Hill Horror

By Pete Peterson

Author’s Note: I’ve always been a fan of H.P. Lovecraft.  I love his weird words and the strange way he’s able to evoke things that are both awe-inspiring and horrific at the same time.  His stories, even Read More ›

How Stories Do Their Work on Us

By Jonathan Rogers

Reading with my children has reminded me of a truth that years of adulthood had almost caused me to forget: that “story” is truer than “precept.” We adults tend to think that we arrive at the truth of a story by Read More ›

What’s the Use in Receiving?

By S. D. Smith

Is there a qualitative difference between learning a song from your Grandfather and downloading a song from iTunes, from getting a recipe online and pulling out the yellowing paper of an old, family recipe? Ken Read More ›

West Coast Diaries Volume 2 – Charlie Peacock

By Russ Ramsey

The other night my wife and I had the opportunity to see Charlie Peacock in concert.  The Art*Music*Justice tour, featuring Sarah Groves, Derek Webb, Sandra McCracken, Brandon Heath and Read More ›

JJ Heller: Painted Red

By Stephen Lamb

You know you’re in for a great night of music when the first half of the show features Square Peg Alliance members Jeremy Casella, Andy Osenga, and Andrew Peterson playing in the round. That’s how the Read More ›

Hospitality is not for Suckers

By Russ Ramsey

Have you ever been on the receiving end of truly gracious hospitality? How about on the giving end? For Andi Ashworth, the art of caregiving is something that came alive in her. She said, “I discovered that, with Read More ›

Lend an Ear to a Love Song

By Curt McLey

Maybe I’ve found a good reason to justify my pack rat inclination. For years I have maintained three dresser drawers, a suit case, and an old trunk–full of so-called memorabilia–spanning over thirty years Read More ›

Learning to See – Annie Dillard

By Russ Ramsey

Back in 1994 I was living as a student in Jerusalem.  A roommate of mine had this book called “The Living.”  He was just finishing when I first saw him reading it.  I asked him if it was any good.  In a non Read More ›