Archive: Dec 2011



Kingdom Poets: Luci Shaw

By D. S. Martin

Luci Shaw is one of the most significant Christian poets of our time. She takes on topics of significance to people of faith, yet refuses to undermine her art with preconceived, didactic ways of thinking, or Read More ›

Every Christmas Has Its Cares

By Laura Boggs

[Editor’s Note: Laura Boggs has been a friend since I first met her at Hutchmoot, and she’s been a good friend and writing partner of Lanier Ivester for far longer than that. She’s a fine writer and you should Read More ›

Surprise!

By Russ Ramsey

Todd and Christie Bragg gave me a gift, and I’m going to attempt to regift some of what they gave me with these words. Todd turned 40 the other day. It was Sunday, December 18—the day of the Behold the Lamb of God concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Read More ›

How to Smile

By Ben Shive

Four years ago I wrote a song about The Beach Boys’ legendary lost album, Smile, as part of an assignment for a writing group I was in along with the Proprietor and a few other familiar Rabbit Roomers. At the time Read More ›

Familiar as the Moon

By Thomas McKenzie

Left His seamless robe behind
Woke up in a stable and cried Read More ›

“To Clear the Mental Ray:” Advent and Transformed Vision

By Travis Prinzi

Every year I hope for this season to be full of life-transforming meaning, and every year, I feel like I barely grasp hold of some fleeting thoughts about the season before we’re suddenly unwrapping presents, Read More ›

Commandments and Our New Identity, Part V: Knowing Who We Are

By Ron Block

Although we may believe Jesus died for our sins, and has given us Heaven, we often carry the weight of a lie within our hearts, thinking the commands are there to obey by exerting the power of our will; we Read More ›

Birds of Relocation: The Meaning of a Title

By Eric Peters

“A story, some reminiscences… they are the yellow leaves that hang upon these boughs that are not so bare and ruined but that they still dream from time to time of the sweet birds’ return.” –from The Yellow Leaves by Frederick Buechner Read More ›

Of Good Boys and Slaves: An Advent Meditation

By Thomas McKenzie

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Five Questions For Russ Ramsey, Author of Behold The Lamb of God

By S. D. Smith

Sam: You’re a pastor with an inkling for art, what many would describe as an unworkable tension. How have these two loves been combined in your vocation as an author? Read More ›

The Two Seasons

By Thomas McKenzie

Jesus said “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

 –John 14:27
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Song of the Day: Leonard the Lonely Astronaut

By Pete Peterson

One of the best things about life in Nashville is that I often find myself saying things like: “I’ll be right back, Read More ›