Author Archives: R.H. (Rusty) Foerger

About R.H. (Rusty) Foerger

As I enter the third third of life, I am becoming aware of the role of elders today “to enlarge spiritual vision, being devoted to prayer, living in the face of death, as a living curriculum of the Christian life” (Dr. James M. Houston). I am a life long and life wide learner who seeks to: *decipher the enigma of our worth *rescue from the agony of prayerlessness *integrate spiritual friendship.

A Word from Wuhan

  Pastor Job Huang, pastor of Wuhan Roots&Fruits Christian Church exhorts: 武汉的教会,面对瘟疫你当刚强壮胆不要惧怕! Churches of Wuhan, be strong and courageous! Who better to say this than a person in the middle of the onslaught. It is interesting that these are the … Continue reading

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Remind Me You’re Here

An honest and timely lament of worship to the One who we need to remind us is here: “Remind Me You’re Here” None of my pain has ever caught You by surprise Still it’s hard to trust You when I’m lost … Continue reading

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Lockdown

During these unprecedented times in our lifespan there are many creative and hopeful responses to the global pandemic.  Below is one sent to me from a friend of mine in Hungary who received this poem from a friend of his … Continue reading

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Block and Tackle

What do you observe when you see a sailing ship with its massive sails and webs of ropes? What does each strand do; how does each chord contribute to setting sail? I couldn’t tell you. I admire the minds that … Continue reading

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The Test of Our Identity

What do you see when you look into the fractured reflection of who you are? Who are you? How do you know? When Jesus is led into the wilderness by the Spirit to be tested, the primary site of attack … Continue reading

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“You’ve been Listened to”

There is no word for “justice” in the Cree language. In his book “Up Ghost River”, residential school survivor Edmund Metatawabin described the closest word to justice in Cree is “kintohpatatin” – which loosely  translates to “you’ve been listened to.” … Continue reading

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Let the House of My Soul be enlarged by You

In his Confessions, Augustine asks, “What place is there within me where my God can come? How can God come into me, God who made heaven and earth? O Lord my God, is there anything in me that can contain you? … Continue reading

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