As you know, we have a very important mid-term election coming up on Tuesday, November 6. At this election we will be voting for important national Senate and House of Representatives members. There is no way to understate the significance of this election. Registration for this election must be completed before noon, October 15, 2018.
Twyla Tharp is a world-renowned American dancer and choreographer. She has choreographed more than one hundred sixty works: one hundred twenty-nine dances, twelve television specials, six Hollywood movies, four full-length ballets, four Broadway shows and two figure skating routines. She has also received one Tony Award, two Emmy Awards, and nineteen honorary doctorates, among other
The abusive theology of “deserved” tragedy… by Rachel Held Evans It took him less than 24 hours. When news broke about the tornadoes in Oklahoma, I, like so many others, felt a tightness in my chest. Tears gathered in my eyes. I looked at the pictures and breathed the first frightened, horrified prayer to reach
We’ve been working our way through the Chronicles of Narnia at bedtime. Tonight we read the chapter where Aslan is captured, tortured, and killed – as well as the following chapter where he returns. Chava was a little confused. –Erin Piepgrass, mom. ——————————————————– “If he was only pretending to be dead, why did he
The Mystery of Suffering Wednesday, January 24, 2018 It is much easier to appreciate the glory of Jesus’ resurrection than his painful crucifixion. Yet, Mark’s Gospel, written around 65 to 70 AD, focuses on Jesus’ “suffering servanthood.” Christians believe that we are “saved by the death and resurrection of Jesus.” The key is to
James K. A. Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin College and has a Ph.D. from Villanova University. In his book, You Are What You Love, Smith takes a look at how we form virtue. Smith says that we are shaped most by what we love most, more so than by what we think or do.
Occasionally I have some thoughts about Table Talk that will either 1) make it easier to understand or 2) give greater depth when talking about something so central and important to our faith. I like what William Willimon says about the Cross which is also instructive for Table Talk. “Jesus was upfront in saying that
On Sunday we awarded a pizza dinner to Jenell Barnes for finding the most clues in the Jose and Maria cartoon, posted in Currents. You will find the sheet of clues at the link below. Check it out and have some fun looking at how a Christian artist made a powerful social comment in this
LifeSpringers are encouragers, to be sure! Especially to our children. Unlike many places, we don’t send our kiddos off or schedule social events without them. And we love it when they participate actively in our worship assemblies. What a great place for children. We’ve struggled with a way to encourage our children when they read
You have been warned, Pat Robertson! By Richard Mouw (RNS) — It didn’t take long for some preachers to start telling us why God caused the horrible mass murder in Las Vegas to happen. Pat Robertson led the way, declaring that it was divine retribution for the widespread “disrespect” for Donald Trump in America. The