All posts by Christopher Rush

Christopher Rush graduated from Emmaus in 2003. After 15 years teaching high school in Virginia, he has returned to Emmaus and Dubuque to take over the English Department. His wife, Amy, is also an Emmaus graduate (2000). Amy is the principal of Tri-State Christian School here in Dubuque. They have two children, Julia and Ethan.

St. Agnes of Montepulciano

Reading Time: 4 minutes Stained Glass Witnesses: A Continuing Series As it has been some time since our last entry in our series on the Dominican persons depicted in the stained glass windows in the Marble Chapel here at […]

Staff Interview – Anita Jennings

Reading Time: 3 minutes Emmaus Experience: How did the Lord bring you to Emmaus Bible College? Anita Jennings: I came as a student in 1987, mainly influenced by my parents, who had attended in the mid-’60s. (In fact, their […]

For Unto Us a Child King with the Government Upon His Shoulders Is Born

Reading Time: 11 minutes From Darkness in Isaiah 8 … The darkness of ch. 8 of Isaiah, especially the last few verses, is a lot of self-inflicted darkness.  The Israelites had been looking for answers to their problems in […]

Quick 6 Board Games for Last-Minute Christmas Shopping, 2020 Edition

Reading Time: 7 minutes Welcome to our 2nd annual board games for Christmas list! Looking back at last year’s list is still worthwhile, as all those games are still available (some even with new expansion content) and still fun […]

1995 Turns 25: The Renaissance of Contemporary Christian Music

Reading Time: 7 minutes I enjoy Christian music (a bold thing to say for a Christian, I know).  Like many of us, however, I don’t like things because of their labels but because of their intrinsic merit (and/or potentially […]

Wittenberg Reminiscences

Reading Time: 6 minutes During my tenure as a teacher in Virginia, I had the privilege of chaperoning our school’s senior trip Europe. The trip was based on Dr. Schaeffer’s How Should We Then Live?, a staple many of […]

Ireland’s Own: Fr. Michael Browne, Master General, O.P.

Reading Time: 2 minutes The second small window in the Marble Chapel inscribes Father Michael Browne, the 81st Master General of the Order of Preachers. I suspect his inclusion in the Marble Chapel was not part of the original […]

Most Reverend Emmanuel Suarez, Master General O.P.

Reading Time: 4 minutes As we continue our exploration of the “stained glass witnesses” in the Marble Chapel here at Emmaus, we come next to two small windows with names and a few symbols but no pictures. The first […]

St. Hyacinth

Reading Time: 4 minutes Welcome to the third entry in our series on the Marble Chapel Saints. As you first enter through the main doors and look to your right, you see St. Hyacinth.

St. John of Cologne

Reading Time: 4 minutes As you enter the Marble Chapel (from the main rear entrance) and look up to the left, the first person you see is St. John of Cologne.  Not much is known about him, from what […]