#5 Russ Ramsey on How Story Forms Us


My guest for Episode 5 is Russ Ramsey. Russ Ramsey is the pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church Cool Springs in Nashville, Tennessee, where he lives with his wife and four children. He grew up in the fields of Indiana and studied at Taylor University and Covenant Theological Seminary (MDiv, ThM). Russ is the author of the Retelling the Story Series (IVP, 2018) and Struck: One Christian’s Reflections on Encountering Death (IVP, 2017)

In Episode 5, we talk about the best burrito restaurant in Nashville and how to creatively engage social media through pursuing beauty. We also chat about our actual places, and a few small steps to jog our imaginations as Christians -- and, of course, I ask about his laundry routine.

Russ has some great tips to share about how to approach scripture this Advent season.


As your small practical step, I’d simply encourage you to try something this Advent season a little differently. Let's jog our imaginations.

--Take a different route home
-- Frequent a local business
--Engage scripture differently
--Read a gospel through the Advent season
--Try to get your laundry into the basket (Just kidding!)

Here are Russ’s tips for engaging scripture:

Read a portion of scripture beginning to end. Read aloud. Listen to scripture audio recordings.
Engage your imagination: look for details in what you read.
Scripture gives us wisdom, not necessarily answers. It forms the way you think. How are you formed as you read?

Russ’s website: http://russ-ramsey.com/
Christ Presbyterian Church Cool Springs: https://www.christpres.org/visit-cool-springs/
Twitter: @russramsey
Baja Burrito (best burritos in Nashville): http://www.bajaburrito.com
Link to purchase The Advent of the Lamb of God: https://amzn.to/2r3JNOf
Link to purchase The Mission of the Body of Christ: https://amzn.to/2TJ8dtA
Link to purchase The Passion of the King of Glory: https://amzn.to/2TKTs9t
Link to purchase Struck: https://amzn.to/2P2984w


“When you see social media as a tool...when it’s not the main thing, then you can use it for good.” @russramsey on social media #artwednesday #findingholypodcast https://apple.co/2FW5rOX

“Story is a trojan horse for truth.” @russramsey on #findingholypodcast https://apple.co/2FW5rOX

“We hide scripture in the heart by way of imagination.” @russramsey on #findingholypodcast https://apple.co/2FW5rOX


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