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). They have two children, Julia and Ethan.

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 […]

Stained Glass Witnesses

Reading Time: 6 minutes The Marble Chapel here at Emmaus Bible College is an impressive room to be in: architecturally our eyes are drawn up to the cross and further up to Heaven, reminiscent of a medieval cathedral in […]

The Flight of Death’s Dark Shadows

Reading Time: 4 minutes John 1:4 – “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men” (ESV). “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” is one of my favorite Christmas carols/advent hymns, and, like most people of my […]

Quick 6 Board Games for Last-Minute Christmas Shopping, 2019 Edition

Reading Time: 5 minutes Recently, we talked about two fairly recent Reformation-themed board games, inspired in part because many of you seem to still be living in the First Golden Age of Boardgaming.  While that is fine in its […]

Playing at Reforming

Reading Time: 5 minutes In the midst of the Modern Golden Age of Boardgaming, as we now find ourselves, an interesting but quite disparate pair of board games have come out fairly recently, offering up the opportunity to learn […]