Anything’s possible if you’ll just try to be someone other than you, or in some strange place on earth or the sky, or maybe just lost in the zoo.
Monday – Blog & Vlog with Joseph and Mary
Okay, it's really with Christopher Brandt and Devyn Mitchell who sang the parts of Joseph and Mary in the production of Child of the Promise. This live interview will be available here on thecrossingplaces.com.
Heroin in the Heartland
I wrote this piece whe at the Bear River Writer's Conference in Northern Michigan. It was sponsored by the University of Michigan. It was a writing assigment from author and poet Thomas Lynch in response to a New York times Op Ed. Ryan was a clean, almost preppy kind-of-guy, who decided (for reasons we’ll never … Continue reading Heroin in the Heartland
Grumpy Preachers and PMS
GRUMPY PREACHERS & P.M.S. Probably the biggest faux pas of my professional ministry occurred the Monday that I forgot to have the church unlocked for the P.M.S. support group. I didn’t even know there was such a thing. Actually, at the time people were just beginning to talk openly about the condition that is in … Continue reading Grumpy Preachers and PMS
Can artists thrive in the Church?
So, be yourself wherever you happen to be. Do what it is that you do - and do it well. Accept rejection as a sign post that there is another place - another people - with whom to share your art; your SELF
Check out the Vlog with my guests, Sarah Hunt and Jenni Curtin. Conversation and harmonies!
Sarah, Jenni and I talk music, worship, church, Christmas and we sing. Livingston County Christian Musicians.
The Struggle & Faith of Vincent Van Gogh
Among Van Gogh's work are religious paintings that depict the suffering he was all too familiar with. The Pieta, The Raising of Lazarus, The Good Samaritan, and At Eternity's Gate, among others, portray, both humanity and divinity as well as suffering and salvation.
Check out the new Music Videos page!
Click here to visit the music videos page. These are original songs. I hope that you'll enjoy them.
Bono & the Prophet Isaiah – “Where The Streets Have No Name”
What do the prophet Isaiah, Bono and U2 have in common? More than you might imagine. First of all, both men spoke with power to their generation.
This week in Bethlehem…
The word, Bethlehem, is full of spiritual symbolism. In Hebrew it means, "house of bread." We know that Jesus was placed in a manger, a term derived from an a old French word meaning, "to eat." "Then Jesus declared, 'I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.'" (John 6:35)