In which Russ Ramsey reads “It Was Not a Silent Night,” Chapter 21 of his book Behold the Lamb of God: An Advent Narrative.[audio:EpisodeXmas.mp3]
Every year we transition from Thanksgiving to Advent, a strange segue in many ways. But there’s at least one thread that passes through these very different celebrations.
“The worst moment for an atheist is when he feels a profound sense of gratitude and has no one to thank.”
Last week Jamie and I sat in a small, classy theater in downtown Franklin, Tennessee and listened as one of the finest songwriters in America blew my mind.
Elbows on the stainless steel kitchen counter at a recent weekend retreat, I listened enrapt to a high school violinist describe his experience of music. With the waving arms and burning eyes of a poet or Read More ›
This is an excellent painting. The lighting, the composition, the execution—they’re all excellent. I look at it and don’t know what is going on exactly, but I love it. I want to know more about it. I want to know what compelled the painter to make this image.