Sharing Stories at the Wild Goose Festival

I’m just back from the Wild Goose Festival in Chatham County, NC. Camp meetings like this have a history in American religion. Like Cane Ridge in the early 19th century, we had communion. Like Finney’s open air revivals in the late 19th century, we had some spit-fire preaching and calls to action. Like any camp [Read More...]

The Gospel of Rutba

Hardly anyone ever visits Rutba House without asking, “So what does Rutba mean?” Once someone confessed they thought it must be an obscure Old Testament character they’d forgotten. But I always say, “I’m glad you asked.” We named this place after a village in Iraq because we never want to forget what we learned there. [Read More...]


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