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  • NEW SONG: 'Litany of Longing'

    Friends, For Advent, we have begun praying the text of the Litany of Longing at breakfast with our children. Some friends shared it with us, and wh...
  • DISCOUNT: Buy one item, get Wreath Tee 50% off (December)

    Patron Circle, You can find your exclusive discount code for December below. With the purchase of any shirt, hat, or tote, you get the Wreath Logo ...
  • DEMO: 'If You're Standing in the Doorway'

    Friends, Here is the first demo for 'If You're Standing in the Doorway,' the fruit of the last two days of work. With your help, I'll be working to...
  • DISCOUNT: $4 off any item code (November)

    Patron Circle, You can find your exclusive discount code for $4 off any individual merch item right here. If you order multiple items, $4 off will ...
  • DEMO: 'Hard to Tell', #2

    Friends, Here is the second demo for Hard to Tell. There are some vocals yet to be recorded for the second half, but the music is there to enjoy. W...
  • DISCOUNT: Buy one tee, get one 30% off (October)

    Patron Circle, You can find your exclusive discount code for a BOGO deal right here (you'll need to scroll a bit). Buy one shirt, get another 30% o...
  • DEMO: 'Hard to Tell'

    Friends,I've started work on a new single that will, in time, be part of a follow-up album to 'Large Startling.' I've every intention to work at di...
  • VIDEO: 'Latter Days'

    The second cover for the PATRON CIRCLE brings us 'Latter Days' by Over the Rhine. It's one of the best testaments to the heartache of marriage, fi...
  • INTERVIEW: Midwest living, navigating faith difficulties, making the album & more

    Last spring, I had the pleasure of sharing a nearly one-hour discussion with Micah Leaverton of Oops I Missed Church, which airs on Sunday afternoo...
  • NEWS: 'Large Startling' earns a 5/5 review from Indie Vision Music

    "Enchanting. It’s a word that sums up only a few truly moving albums; ones that shine lyrically, consist of artisan songcraft, and thrive off a powerful emotional response. I won’t mince words – Former Ruins offers all of this and more."
  • VIDEO: 'This Time Isn't One of Them'

    The first cover for the PATRON CIRCLE brings us a really fine tune by Vigilantes of Love / Bill Mallonee. I share my first memory of really listen...
  • AUGUST CODE: 20% OFF

    Patron Circle, You can find your exclusive discount code for 20% off all merch/music below (you'll need to scroll a bit). Now, this will be valid u...