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An Unborn Child of God No More

By | Chip's Blog

We know that the Lord does special things at Ragtown, most of which we never hear about. But we talked to a pastor’s wife today who told us a wonderful story that I want to share. She and her husband are dear friends of ours, and last Friday night they came to the theater. Their church had come as a group the previous weekend, but the pastor, who has for months been suffering serious back pain, did not feel up…

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If They Would Just Come One Time…

By | Chip's Blog

Every time Robin and I have occasion to take a cross country trip in the car, we see church after church whose members have traveled to Ragtown. We are just amazed and grateful that such a thing could happen. It is so encouraging and so humbling to realize that people are driving from such distances…two hundred miles, three hundred miles, and even further to attend our productions. And it is even more encouraging when we hear reports that the whole…

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Ragtown Gospel Theater…It’s Been A Bumpy Road

By | Chip's Blog

As amazing as it is to us, every week we hear from people who have just now heard about Ragtown Gospel Theater. They had no idea we even existed. I don’t mean people from a hundred miles away. I mean people from Lubbock. From Snyder and Ralls, Brownfield. People from just up the road. Recently we heard from some folks who for years had lived within a thirty or forty minute drive of Post. They just retired and moved across…

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INDEPENDENCE

By | Chip's Blog

These are the words of a song that I wrote in 2009. I started to write an Independence Day blog this morning, but decided that these words express everything I might have to say about the current state of things in America. Independence blessed America With our cherished Liberty Purchased with the blood of men Who gave it so courageously For the sake of lives they could only dream Generations yet to live Free of bondage, free of fear To…

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Sinai, The Mountain of God Opens Friday

By | Chip's Blog

Our new summer production, “Sinai, The Mountain of God” opens this Friday. I am getting to see this one from a very unique perspective. Normally, when Glenn has assembled his cast and begins rehearsals, I am in the vicinity. I hear and see bits and pieces as it develops, throwing in a word or two of input from the writer’s perspective. No so this time. I am going to get my first opportunity to see it, just like you, this…

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Have I Told You About When I Met Gloria Gaither?

By | Chip's Blog

Attending Gloria and Bill Gaither’s songwriting workshop was an amazing experience. For those two icons of gospel music to be willing to offer their experience to others who share a similar calling is astouding in itself. Putting together a group of other Grammy and Dove award winning songwriters, who were equally enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge, made every minute of the four day event a blessing beyond anything I might have expected. I have to tell you this story though….

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BACK STAGE PASS On Writing: “Sinai…The Mountain of God”

By | Chip's Blog

Writing a play is really no different than anything else. You make a choice to do your work according to the flesh, or do your work according to the Spirit. I know that in most translations “live according to” is what is PAul says in the 8th chapter of Romans, but you can substitute any of the specific facets of your life in that passage of Scripture and have your eyes opened. Deal with your in-laws is one. Bring up…

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Saying Goodbye to Joey Hallelujah and the Apostle John

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Saying goodbye to Joey and John is going to be hard. Looking back, I remember very specifically feeling the same way about Peter, Mary, Stephen, Joseph, John the Baptist, and many others…even Judas. And of course, Jesus. Each one has left an unforgettable impression, but these two leave behind more than their fair share of memories. Our final performance of “Joey Hallelujah! God Loves America!” will be this Saturday, May 2nd at 3:00,and if you haven’t been able to come,…

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JOEY HALLELUJAH! GOD LOVES AMERICA! LAST SHOW MAY 2!

By | Chip's Blog

Only two more weekends! I can’t believe it is already almost over. I have been told time after time, as people are leaving the theater, that JOEY HALLELUJAH! GOD LOVES AMERICA! is the best one yet. I love it when people think that. The response we’ve had to this play by the people who attended has been very gratifying…because they leave talking about the message. Comedies are fun for everyone. It is a nice change for Glenn and the company…

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I Finally Get It!

By | Chip's Blog

A few days ago I ran across some pictures from our trip to Israel a couple of years ago, and suddenly I got something that I have been missing. Something about Ragtown. I think it just might change everything. I don’t know what percentage of people who come to Ragtown go back to their churches and try to get others to come experience it for themselves, but I know it is a big number. Our “word of mouth” advertising is…

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