Health Care Reform: DemoCare?

I’ve gotten enough pushback on using “Obamacare” for the health care proposals that I’m changing this to the more cumbersome “health care reform,” but for me “Obamacare” is not about a top-down heavy-handed left-wing attempt to socialize our country, but instead simply the health care proposals that Obama is guiding as President. Having said that, [Read More...]

Class of 2013

The Beloit College Mindset List for the Class of 2013. Most students entering college for the first time this fall were born in 1991. For these students, Martha Graham, Pan American Airways, Michael Landon, Dr. Seuss, Miles Davis, The Dallas Times Herald, Gene Roddenberry, and Freddie Mercury have always been dead. Dan Rostenkowski, Jack Kevorkian, and Mike [Read More...]

Acts and Mission 13

The Book of Acts records the missional work of God in various cities in the Roman Empire. Acts 2 reveals that the missional work of God begins when God’s Spirit swoops down, gives voice to the first followers of Jesus, and forms it into a missionally-shaped community. Acts 3 continues that story. As we read [Read More...]

Genesis One 10

We are in a conversation and discussion about John Walton’s (professor at Wheaton) new book, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate. Proposition 10: The seven days of Genesis 1 do not concern material origins. This is a big point; Walton is arguing that Genesis 1, the classic text of [Read More...]

The New Pastor’s Schedule: by PW

I was talking to another staff member’s wife and they had only been in ministry a few months. They were exhausted. Spent. She said to me: I remember your husband saying something to mine about how we need to whittle down what he is to accomplish in the first few months and not try to [Read More...]