Millennials and Stress

Parents and pastors, friends and co-workers… this deserves our attention. Stress levels for Americans have taken a decidedly downward turn across the USA — except for young adults, whose stress is higher than the national norm, says a survey to be released Thursday. Those ages 18-33 — the Millennial generation — are plenty stressed, and [Read More...]

Mars Hill, The Collaborative

Last weekend Kris and I were in Grand Rapids for the Mars Hill Collaborative, an event for Youth Workers sponsored by the good folks at Mars Hill. Most especially, this event and the themes and the strategies is shaped by Steve Argue — a friend of ours we met at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary years [Read More...]

No Crocoducks, But Just as Good …(RJS)

We do have the platypus, the coqui, the bandicoot, and the tarsier. All of these are in some sense “intermediate” between major groups of living animals. Recently I’ve been reading Robert Asher’s new book Evolution and Belief: Confessions of a Religious Paleontologist. This book provides an interesting lay-level explanation of evolution. Robert Asher, Curator of [Read More...]

Fasting — Tis the Season

Fasting — tis the season, but that raises the question: What is fasting? Try defining it, and I’ll make a suggestion. Go ahead — in your mind define it. Here’s my suggestion: If, in defining fasting, we are tempted to define fasting as something we do “in order to” get something, I suggest we need [Read More...]


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