Away from the Manger

I live in a small town in rural Ohio. The kind of town that still has a nativity scene in the town square. I'm sure there are people that don't like it, but, to my knowledge, there haven't been any nativity grinches making loud complaints or any lawsuits from the ACLU. It's part of our [...]

Introducing Recovering Abundance: A Miracle and Midrash about Rural Renewal

What's with the name Recovering Abundance?  There is a gospel story that I've been carrying around for quite awhile. When I say "awhile," I don't mean a couple days, a couple weeks, or a couple months. I mean a couple of years. It has been bouncing around in my mind, sinking deeply into my spirit, [...]