Charles W. Ashworth

The Son I Wish I’d Been

By Charles W. Ashworth / September 13, 2019 / 7 Comments

The life trajectory of a son or daughter is no natural arc. More like a maze. Even so, the ideal model of child and parent relationship is traditionally plotted as linear. Education begins at birth. Parents teach us the basics. How to communicate. How to walk upright. From our parents, we learn hot and cold, […]

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Rock ‘n’ Roll is Born Again

By Charles W. Ashworth / June 24, 2019 / 2 Comments

What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus? And what does it mean to be a disciple and an artist? I’ve been asking these questions since April 1982. I need to give some definition to the words disciple and Jesus. When I write disciple, I’m thinking a student and something like an artistic, Jesus-centric […]

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The Land of Belief

By Charles W. Ashworth / May 9, 2019 / 12 Comments

March 4th through the 17th of 1982, I was playing piano at Lake Tahoe in Harrah’s Stateline Cabaret. Some friends and I had taken a one-off gig as a country group fronted by beef jerky mogul Ajay Avery – creator of a chewy product called Montana Bananas. Superstar John Denver was the headliner in the South […]

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Do Not Be Afraid

By Charles W. Ashworth / April 8, 2019 / 35 Comments

It’s not like I knew my life was headed for cataclysmic change. Monday, October 24th was a morning like any other morning in 2016. Teach a 9AM class at Lipscomb University then workout for an hour or two. Fitness and nutrition had become part of my identity. I was sixty years old and in the best […]

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