Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Both Sides Now


Blogger kkollwitz said...

Hey that was lovely.

January 23, 2012 6:18 PM  
Blogger Russ Rentler, M.D. said...

thanks so much!

January 23, 2012 10:07 PM  
Blogger owen swain said...

A beautiful rendition of Joni Mitchell's lovely song. I feel sad when I think of this fellow Canadian and Catholic who has for so long been and so openly anti-Catholic (whether intentionally or indirectly).

Her album distributed solely through Starbucks a few years back was the most open affront. It's not that there isn't truth in what she says pertaining esp to the modern Church but if her goal was to help I would think there are much better ways to go about it even gvien her right and need to artistic expression. Perhaps her struggle will one day bring her to conversion by the grace of God.

None of that takes away from this song or your rendition --just musing.

January 28, 2012 2:18 PM  
Blogger Russ Rentler, M.D. said...

Thanks Owen for the kind remarks. I actually wrote to Starbux when they carried that CD and they wrote back basically telling me to jump in a lake. I suggested that there was a lot of Catholics who drink coffee and they were unmoved.
Regarding Joni, there's always hope!

January 28, 2012 2:41 PM  
Blogger owen swain said...

I think a number of people were told the same thing. On the other hand, I'm not a customer simply because it's too expensive.

January 28, 2012 3:02 PM  
Blogger Paul in the GNW said...

Russ, thanks for the music. Great arrangement and I'm going to be working on stealing it, unless you send me tab or sheet music to make it easier .... Really well done.

Thanks to Owen for pointing me to another post on this blog and getting me here.

As for Sarbucks, you don't need any more reasons not to drink their burned coffee - but they are financially supporting the Gay Marriage bill in Washington State.

January 29, 2012 5:30 PM  
Blogger Russ Rentler, M.D. said...

Hey Paul thanks for stopping by. Any friend / fan of Owen is a friend of mine. I diont have tab and cant reab music but if you like i can post another video doing it slower and with focus on the fretboard.

January 29, 2012 5:40 PM  
Blogger owen swain said...

@Paul, so glad you arrived on Russ's blog. He is a wonderful re-vert, an M.D. and a medical missionary with numerous trips to Haiti in his kit bag. If you can. spend a little time back reading this blog. It's worth it. Also look up his original music. I was and I say this honestly, listening to one of my personal favorites today, *Mary, Untier of Knots.* My life is one big knot so I appreciate this prayerful, faith encouraging song.

January 29, 2012 9:43 PM  

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