Russ Ramsey

Profile photo of Russ Ramsey Russ Ramsey and his wife and four children make their home in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church and the author of Struck: One Christian's Reflections on Encountering Death (IVP, 2017), Behold the Lamb of God: An Advent Narrative (Rabbit Room Press, 2011) and Behold the King of Glory: A Narrative of the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ (Crossway, 2015). He is a graduate of Taylor University (1991) and Covenant Theological Seminary (MDiv – 2000, ThM – 2003). Follow Russ on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram.


The Advent Wreath and How to Make One

By Russ Ramsey

Families, bible study groups, home fellowships and churches can easily make advent a part of their corporate celebration of Christmas. The following is a template you can follow in order to adapt the Read More ›

Every Teacher Is An Art Teacher

By Russ Ramsey

There is a scene in the film A River Runs Through It where the narrator, Norman Maclean, describes his education, saying, “I attended the school of the Reverend Maclean. He taught nothing but reading and Read More ›

Dubious Honor

By Russ Ramsey

Disclaimer: You may read this and want to defend Andrew Peterson.  I assure you, that won’t be necessary.  I read On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness with my son and we loved it.  Also, I’ve spent Read More ›

Flash of Genius – A Tale of Two Outcomes

By Russ Ramsey

Nikola Tesla, inventor of the radio, said, “I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success…  Such 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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

People Don’t Boo Nobodies

By Russ Ramsey

This may be a Rabbit Room first, but this post is about sports.  Yes, sports.  In particular, baseball.  The playoffs begin this week for this game many people find to be one of the dullest professional sports Read More ›

Truth and Free Stuff, Part 2 – An Interview with Andrew Osenga

By Russ Ramsey

Recently, I heard a guy on the radio say sausage and laws are two things you don’t really want to watch being made.  I thought about that for a couple seconds, and found his logic to be pretty well water tight.  Read More ›

Song of the Day – Don’t Give Up On Me

By Russ Ramsey

This song speaks to me.  Andrew usually writes the blurbs for the song of the day.  But rather than require Read More ›

Truth and Free Stuff

By Russ Ramsey

I couldn’t tell you the first time I actually encountered an artist I truly liked just giving their music away.  Oh wait, I guess it would have been Degarmo and Key’s 1986 release “D&K,” but that was more of a buy- Read More ›

The Vernacular of Marc Cohn

By Russ Ramsey

In August of 2005, going from a Denver concert venue to their hotel, Marc Cohn was shot in the head in an attempted car-jacking. The bullet was slowed by the van’s windshield and the driver’s chin, and Read More ›