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Russ Ramsey

pastor, author

Russ Ramsey is the author of Behold the Lamb of God: An Advent Narrative and Behold the King of Glory: A Lenten Narrative(forthcoming). He serves as a pastor at Midtown Fellowship Church in Nashville, Tennessee. He and his wife Lisa have four amazing kids.

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Sarah: A Poem

I know you laughed the day you first were told
that you would have a son who would
shine like a star above the desert.

The Distance Between Context and Complaining: A Love Story

I love my wife. I love my kids. And I love the call the Lord has on my life to proclaim His word in the context of the local church.

Seriously, I feel like I’m getting away with something. I am one of the richest people I know, and I’m grateful for it.  Time with my wife nourishes [...]

3D Just Doesn’t Seem 3D to Me

It’s been a long time since I’ve written here– busy and filled with a lot of transition in my family’s life. We are in the process of relocating to Nashville, and we’re super excited about it.

That season of transition has had a lot to do with my radio silence here. As I’ve thought about starting [...]

Flabbergasted: An Audiobook Enshrined

It’s no secret that all of us here love books. But we happen to be big fans of audiobooks as well, and one in particular. At some point in the past couple of years, we’ve each come across this special piece of work, and though it’s affected each of us differently, those effects have [...]

The Rabbit Room Virtual Advent Wreath Podcast, The Christ Candle: Pass Over Us

So you know, these Advent stories are from my recent sermon series at Oak Hills. The podcast audio is excerpted from those sermons as well. If you’re interested in hearing these sermons in their entirety, check out Oak Hills’ sermon page.

For more on Advent and the Advent Wreath

For Week 1- The True Tall Tale

For [...]

The Rabbit Room Virtual Advent Wreath Podcast, Week Four: He Wrestles with God

For more on Advent and the Advent Wreath

For Week 1- The True Tall Tale

For Week 2- Number the Stars of Heaven

For Week 3- God Will Provide A Lamb

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The Rabbit Room Virtual Advent Wreath Podcast, Week Three: God Will Provide A Lamb

For more on the idea of the Advent Wreath.

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For The Rabbit Room Virtual Advent Wreath, Podcast, Week 2: The True Tall Tale.

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The Rabbit Room Virtual Advent Wreath Podcast, Week Two: Number the Stars of Heaven

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Adam and Eve went on to have children, two brothers; [...]

The Rabbit Room Virtual Advent Wreath Podcast, Week One: The True Tall Tale

One of the finest things about Christmas is packed into one word: anticipation. If I were a theologian I bet I could write a whole mess of pages about anticipation in Scripture, from abstinence before marriage to the Second Coming. Also, if I were a theologian I probably wouldn’t call it a “mess of pages”, [...]

Matthew By Doriani–Two Volumes of Awesome

I’m no dummy. I know I run a certain risk in plugging a two volume commentary on the Gospel of Matthew here in the Rabbit Room.

It isn’t that we don’t like to think around here. Of course we do. And it isn’t that our regulars aren’t interested in what the Bible has to say. I [...]

Oh, There You Are.

A big, global thanks to all of you who took a minute to reply to our recent “Hey! Where You At?” post. After a record 290 replies as of 7:00AM on November 1, I thought I’d take moment to compile some results.

First, as best as I can tell, for around 125 of you, this was your first time [...]

The Last of a Generation, Part 3 – Departure

The Last of a Generation, Part 1 – Landing

The Last of a Generation, Part 2 – Ground Transportation

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The cornerstone by the entrance to the church in Metuchen, New Jersey, where we’re holding Nana’s memorial service reads, “1717.”

Think about that.

“What am I,” I wonder as I cross the threshold, “the millionth person to enter this building?” [...]

Hey! Where You At?

NORTH AMERICAN UPDATE: At close to 250 responses already, I’m wondering where the good people of Alaska, Connecticut, Deleware, Hawaii, Maryland, Montana, Neveda, both Dakotas Rhode Island, Utah and Wyoming are.

And Canada, I know where you are, but… where are you? Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario have thrown out a wave, but what about the [...]

The Last of a Generation, Part II- Ground Transportation

“The Last of a Generation- Part 1, Landing”

“The Last of a Generation- Part 3, Departure”

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“You’re the boss, Boss,” Desmond the Concierge said when I asked if I could leave my bags with him at the hotel and pick them up later. Mom and I were headed into the city for the day and wouldn’t be [...]

The Last of a Generation- Part I, Landing

“The Last of a Generation-Part 2, Ground Transportation”

“The Last of a Generation-Part 3, Departure”

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The tires under the right wing touched the ground for a split second before a gust of wind thrust us back up into the turbulence.

Manhattan lay to my left, Newark to my right.

Another rush of pressure pushed us back down to the [...]