Bob Rienstra

Bob Rienstra served for many years as a missionary in Costa Rica with Christian Reformed World Missions. He is now a freelance writer, a stay-at-home grandfather, and a member of Sherman Street Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Articles by this author:

  • Matthew Walks Through the Shadows

    A Service of Tenebrae

    This service of shadows follows Matthew after he abandoned Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane. We imagine that Matthew follows the path that Jesus took, speaking with 12 people who each tell him a part of the crucifixion story. As they talk about the events that have taken place, Matthew is reminded of prophecies from Isaiah, from the psalms, and from the words of Jesus himself as he foretold his death.