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Raw Spoon

Raw Spoon

By Ross Boone
These are my blogs ( about the dynamics of relationship with a loving God in a world that makes it so hard to believe, in an audio format! Start your work, click play, and absorb all the ideas and stories!
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I Think I Want My Friends to Judge Me

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Won't Find Jesus until Heaven
Maybe there are many ways to find Jesus, ones we have no idea are led by him.
February 3, 2021
Homeless Interview: Ricky Armstrong
Ricky and I shared dinner at Landmark Diner on Christmas eve, 2020.
December 25, 2020
Padre Pedro's Garden
God's love is the type that longs to have anyone who wants it, but has a passionate desire to see that person become their best self, even if that takes pruning.
October 28, 2020
Kintsugi in The News Room
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold or silver. It takes the cracks of a vessel and turns them into places of beauty. This is what Henry Price, founder of the online newspaper, Whole History Daily does with this world, and with his very flawed employees. Find blog at and animation at
October 16, 2020
STORY: He Sinks our Boats
This is a story to describe why sometimes God takes everything away from us. Story can be found here:
July 18, 2020
STORY: Fight for Mommy
This is a story about the death of a child and forgetting to live the type of love that has to fight for its life to survive. This is the type of love they say our God has for us. He fights foes to rescue our hearts again.
June 16, 2020
Young Legends interview of Raw Spoon
In this interview Kaption Red and I talk about finding your mission. 
April 18, 2020
STORY: Don't Want to Blink (a story for Christmas)
A story of a crippled soldier to show the meaning of Christmas
December 9, 2019
STORY: Ghosts Mean God is Real
A story about finding God again, through being haunted by ghosts. See blog for the hidden image in the words.
October 29, 2019
STORY: Oaks of Righteousness
Cole's grandpa caught Cole hiding behind a bush. "You aren't supposed to be up here, little man," He said sternly. "Why do you leave before anyone wakes up?" Cole's voice wavered. "Where are you going? His grandpa took a slow, discerning breath, then said,"Alright, come on." Isaiah 61:3
May 20, 2019
I Think I Want My Friends to Judge Me
The benefits of judging and being judged. Matthew 7:1-5
May 17, 2019
STORY: A New Vision of Me
Story about a man looking for a new vision of himself, and finding it in his Down's Syndrome brother. Tad, age 25 yelled at his 35 year old brother, "You need help tying your shoes again?!" Tad looked impatiently at his watch, crouched and snatched Brett's laces from him. "We're late for church, dude."...
May 16, 2019
Homeless interview: Heirum
Heirum was sitting outside of Barnes and Noble, next to his prosthetic leg. He told me about his time on "Cocaine Lane" in Atlanta, before we got kicked off of the property. Matthew 25:35, Matthew 25:40
March 15, 2019
Homeless Interview: Robert with Giving Keys
Interview of a man who used to be homeless but now works for Giving Keys. He is known as the sage in the office.  Matthew 25:35, Matthew 25:40
March 15, 2019
Homeless Interview: William Jeff Reese
I met William on Ponce DeLeon in Atlanta. He is from Cabbagetown and here is my interview of him.  Luke 14:13, Deuteronomy 15:11, Proverbs 19:17
March 13, 2019
Know Your Local Homeless: Paul
“Could you get me a Honey Bun? I can’t go in there, ya know? They don’t like to see me around here.”  This is the interview with Paul, a homeless man I met at a gas station. Luke 14:13, Deuteronomy 15:11, Proverbs 19:17
March 13, 2019
Know Your Local Homeless: Andre Jones
This is a project to help you know the stories behind the faces of your local homeless. I met Andre Jones when he asked me for help as I walked through Five Points, Atlanta. In exchange for dinner I got to hear his story. Here is the interview. Luke 14:13, Deuteronomy 15:11, Proverbs 19:17
March 13, 2019
Homeless Interview: Lavonya
Isn’t it weird how the people in the worst situations have no problems with believing? Here is my interview with Lavonya, a homeless who was brought back from the dead.  Luke 14:13, Deuteronomy 15:11, Proverbs 19:17
March 13, 2019
Homeless Man's Story: Larry
Larry approached me outside of Waffle House near Five Points, Atlanta. Here is my interview with him, and some wisdom he left with me. Luke 14:13, Deuteronomy 15:11, Proverbs 19:17
March 13, 2019
Homeless Interview: Roland
I met Roland while walking around downtown Chicago. In exchange for some more money, I was able to interview him. Here is the interview.  Luke 14:13, deuteronomy 15:11, Proverbs 19:17 
March 13, 2019
Prodigal son - the parable for heaven and hell
What if the story of the prodigal son is a better parable for heaven and hell? Luke 15:11-32, Matthew 25:31-46
March 11, 2019
Twin: A Homeless Friend in our Church
An interview with a man experiencing homeless in our  church community about his background, beliefs, and love of poetry. Homelessness, homeless, Isaiah 58:7, Matthew 25:34-40, Proverbs 14:31,
March 8, 2019
Women's March, Traditional Roles
If men are just filling the roles as leaders that have been set out before them, what went wrong? And I think it might be this. We men have not led as servants. Titus 2:1-5, Mark 9:35, Matthew 20:25-28, James 3:1, 1 Peter 3:1-22
March 8, 2019
Results of Dating Survey
Some fun and often surprising results of a dating survey conducted a group of single and married adults in the Bible Belt. Philippians 2:5-11, Psalm 119:9, Philippians 1:9-11
March 8, 2019
Premarital Sex Makes Sense
We're supposed to trust that our creator knows what’s good for us better than we do. For some reason God thinks there is something really significant about becoming “one flesh." 1 Corinthians 6:18, Colossians 3:5, Ephesians 5:3
March 8, 2019
The Power of Singleness
Singleness can be powerful, especially when coupled with a servant's heart and a passion for God's kingdom.  Matthew 19:12, 1 Corinthians 7:7, 1 Corinthians 7:1b, Matthew 22:30, Jeremiah 16:2
March 8, 2019
A Feminist Fights for Submission
I once dated a self-proclaimed feminist. But one day she surprised me when she said she also thinks submission to a husband is absolutely essential.  Ephesians 5:21-33, Proverbs 31, Proverbs 12:4
March 8, 2019
Cursed is the One Who Churches on Sunday
A poem about the truth behind the church doors.  Blessed is the man who goes to AA meetings despite who he knows will find out.  1 Corinthians 10:13-14, 1 John 2:16, James 4:7
March 8, 2019
Aspartame and Gay Marriage
She’s warning me because she loves me! She’s a good friend and is doing her best to care for me. This is an imperfect metaphor but it’s kind of how I think Christians who believe gay marriage is wrong should treat the issue. Matthew 7:1-5, Luke 6:37-42, Genesis 2:24
March 8, 2019
Rules of Making Out
Is it God, or is it maybe our Christian culture that has established certain rules to abide by? 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4, 1 Corinthians 6:18, Colossians 3:5, Galatians 5:19-21, 1 Peter 2:11, 2 Corinthians 12:21, Ephesians 5:3
March 6, 2019
Mormonism and Progression
I met with some mormons today. They taught me they believe we are on a path to become gods. While I don't think I can become like God, maybe there is something we can learn about looking forward to what we can become, instead of as much about the sinners we used to be. Isaiah 43:10, Isaiah 44:6,
March 6, 2019
Charleston shooting
This is what makes me think God really does live in people. She was able to forgive the shooter that took her loved ones in the Charleston shooting. Ephesians 4:32, Matthew 6:14, Matthew 6:15
March 6, 2019
Homeless Interview: Whitney Matthies
Whit Matthies was a classmate, but drugs and bipolar disorder took him through the gutters. Now, even though he still has struggles, he is giving back to the community he got to know too well: the homeless. Luke 14:13, Proverbs 19:17, Leviticus 25:34
March 4, 2019
Homeless Interview: Samuel Reed
I met Samuel at a party. He was homeless and he sang us a song. The song starts at about 30 seconds in. Luke 14:13, Proverbs 19:17, Leviticus 25;34
March 4, 2019
After My First Year in a Liberal Seminary
I grew up in a conservative background, but here are my thoughts after my first semester in a liberal seminary. Psalm 11:3, Isaiah 40:8
March 3, 2019
Big Thankless Job
Moms are such champs! Thank your mother for all the unsung worth she's added to your life! Proverbs 31, Proverbs 19:26, Matthew 15:4-6, motherhood, mother's day.
February 26, 2019
Homeless Interview: Billy Bob
This might be the best, and yet the most tragic story I've heard in all of my homeless interviews. Isaiah 58, Luke 14:13, Proverbs 19:17
February 23, 2019
STORY: Christmas Morning
A story of birth of a promised king, the only one among a dark skinned nation with silver eyes. Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah 9:6, Numbers 24:17, Jeremiah 31:15, Hosea 11:1
February 22, 2019
Okay, Us Guys Assumed Wrong
Response to my blog on Boundless "Give Us Guys a Break". So maybe meeting for coffee doesn't always have to be a date.  Relationships, romance, Christian romance, coffee dates.
February 22, 2019
When a Friend Comes Out
What to say and do when a friend comes out to you... Matthew 22:39, Mark 12:31, John 8:7-11, Romans 1:26-28, Galations 5:14
February 22, 2019
Phillip Seymour Hoffman
February 22, 2019
STORY: Treasure Island
Although he was the nicest pirate, and the most generous, why did he decide to stay stranded on an island in order to keep his gold? Matthew 6:19-20, 
February 22, 2019
Homosexuality and Responsibility
If we expect homosexuals to give up love and sex for their life, we need to ask ourselves if we would be able to give up the same. And if we claim the sanctity of marriage, do we treat our marriages as if they are sacred? Jams 4:12, Hebrews 13:1-5, John 8:7-11, Romans 1:26-28, Galatians 5:14, Jude 1:5-8, 1 Timothy 1:8
February 22, 2019
STORY: The Allen Show (the Lent Episode)
A man learns the hard lessons on a "perceived reality" TV, that we learn during Lent. Psalm 51, Joel 2
February 21, 2019
STORY: The Moment She Met Jesus
This story of heaven was inspired by a friend who recently passed away. John 14:2-4, Colossians 3:1-7, Revelation 7:13-17, Revelation 21:4-8, Revelation 22:3-7, Revelation 22:5-9, Matthew 22:29-33
February 20, 2019
He's a Quiet Captain
This "relationship" with God doesn't seem like any of my other relationships. I can't see him. He doesn't always answer. It's easy to ask, is this any relationship at all?  John 1: 10-13, Revelation 3:20, Jeremiah 29:11, 1 John 3:1
February 20, 2019
Why Bring Christianity to other cultures?
I asked an Ethiopian Pastor why he wants to bring Evangelical Christianity, brought by Americans, into his culture which has long held beliefs, customs, and religions that have worked for them for millennia. Matthew 16:15, 1 Peter 3:15, 2 Timothy 2:15, 2 Timothy 4:4, Mark 16;15, 1 Corinthians 1:17, Romans 1:16, Matthew 
February 18, 2019
STORY: Gay Boy
The sad story of how one boy not being kind to another led to a drastically different outcome in life. 1 Corinthians 13, Isaiah 41:10
February 16, 2019
STORY: Getting Into Heaven
Prodigal Son gone awry. If we're already forgiven, Is getting into heaven perhaps a choice of if we want to obey God's will? Luke 15:11-32  See more at
February 15, 2019
Snake and Staff
How God evolved the symbol of snake and tree, from sin to resurrection. The snake moved from the ground upward, From Adam and Eve on the ground, to Moses and Aaron, to Hezekiah, to Jesus lifted on a tree. Genesis 3, Exodus 3, Exodus 4, Exodus 7, Numbers 21:4-9, 2 Kings 18:4, John 3:14
February 15, 2019
God didn't change. We did.
Explanation of how the Old Testament God and the New Testament God are still the same. Psalm 83:4 Zechariah 12:9 Isaiah 49, Judges, Joshua,  Deuteronomy 2:32-34 Deuteronomy 3:4-6, Deuteronomy 7
February 14, 2019
A Love So Big
What if we were able to picture God as not only a close and intimate friend, but also a huge and powerful, holy force. Would I finally be drawn toward righteousness? Exodus 19, 20
February 4, 2019
STORY: President's Daughter
A story that illustrates God being with us even when we don't feel it. 
February 3, 2019
STORY: Christmas Dancer Boy
A modern retelling of the Christmas story, with an added issue relevant to today.
January 31, 2019
Story: They're Just Playing High School Still
This is the first episode! It's a story about where we get our validation. Sorry for the flawed reading, especially as I good at this, but it's either I get them read with some flaws, or I probably never get them done. So enjoy!
August 11, 2018