Archive: Mar 2014



The Art of Co-writing

By Ben Shive

“Something You Choose” (unfinished)
by Kelly Burton and Ben Shive Read More ›

Introverts on the Sidelines

By S. D. Smith

West Virginia is a little state with a big chip on its shoulder. I know, I’m a proud Mountaineer. We are likely to strike out in anger for many possibly slights, one being those delightful occasions when people Read More ›

Twelve-Minute Muse Interview

By Eric Peters

Recently I sat down for a Skype conversation with Barry at The Twelve-Minute Muse. We talked about several things including, but not limited to, my latest EP, Counting My Rings: B-sides, The Book Mole (my Read More ›

Marred By The Story: Gungor’s Let There Be

By Chris Yokel

When bands have the opportunity to create their first concert film, they usually have one of two options—create some sort of slick and energetic extended music video that gives the viewer a sense of being at the Read More ›

Lend Me Your Eyes

By Barbara Lane

“My own eyes are not enough for me; I will see through those of others.”—C.S. Lewis

“Lend me your eyes, I can change what you see . . .”—Mumford & Sons Read More ›

A Tricycle, A Leg Trap

By Jonathan Rogers

My friend Hilton grew up poor in South Alabama. He and his older brother didn’t have a lot of toys, but they did have one tricycle to share between them. Read More ›

Short Story: The Timely Arrival of Barnabas Bead

By Pete Peterson

The past year has been incredibly busy. There have been Hutchmoots (yes, plural), Kickstarter campaigns, Molehills, memberships, Anglican Ways, Wolf Kings, Slugs and Bugs, and a slew of other things to work on Read More ›

Love Begets

By Lanier Ivester

On November 22 of last year, I lost my voice. I’m not talking laryngitis; I mean my words. They scattered from me like a covey of quail, and I knew, standing there amid the ragged stubble of a waning year, that Read More ›

Snowman

By Jonathan Rogers

[Editor’s note: This one is a couple of weeks old, but the “everywhere but Nashville” line still holds true.]

This week’s snow and ice (everywhere but Nashville) has made me think of a favorite poem by one of my favorite poets–“Boy at the Window,” by Richard Wilbur. Read More ›

The Audacity of Hallelujah

By David Michael Bruno

In his poem, “A Footnote to All Prayers,” C. S. Lewis insisted whenever we speak to God we must acknowledge, Read More ›

My Secrets Exposed: True Confessions of a Professional Illustrator

By Joe Sutphin

As an illustrator, the most common question I’m asked is “what kind of utensil, paper, paint, ink, pen, etc., did you use to do this?” I’m always forthcoming in my response—at times in great detail. I have nothing to Read More ›

Viking Boots

By Ron Block

Summer of 2012 found me flying over to Europe for three weeks of touring with Alison Krauss and Union Station. One of the best parts of playing in a band is that it funds my bent for wandering and taking in Read More ›