David Rufner - 1517 The Legacy Project

1517. The Legacy Project

1517 The Legacy Project serves churches and the world by providing a message of hope for those broken by the church, supplying theological resources that strengthen congregations, and modeling ways of engaging the culture in a manner that is thoughtful, courageous, and Christ-centered.

Look Upon the Tree

Here’s a dose of optimism for you. It comes from Henry David Thoreau writing beside Walden Pond when this nation was not yet 100 years-old: If the moon looks larger here than in Europe, probably the sun looks larger also. If the heavens of America appear infinitely higher, and the stars brighter, I trust that […]

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Tucked Inside—Community in the Worn and Used

With so many others, I once thought that e-books were the future. Imagine owning something that moth and worm cannot touch, and thieves cannot steal! But a decade or so on, and I find myself reaching for the real thing. Hardcover. Softcover. I’ll take either. Ornate. Cheap. I love them both. Brand New. Used. Well, […]

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Beware The Lament

According to Johnny Cash, he’s been “everywhere man,” including “Chaska.” For most people that name won’t register at all, but for me—well that’s the Minnesota town of my childhood. We moved away when I was eight. Since then I’ve only heard it mentioned twice in popular culture. Once it was on the lips of the […]

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I’m Itching for Wild Places

I’m itching for wild places. Unable to get out there I’ll try to scratch this itch as I’ve been trying to do for months now. A trip to the local outfitters—scratch. A poring over of a USGS topo map—scratch. Instagram photos of the same—scratch. A swipe through the dot com offerings of another outfitter—scratch. A […]

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