A Few Recent Random Finds

Charity Navigator:  Check out this site to learn about charities that you donate to or are involved in; see exactly where donated money goes.

CNN article, “What’s so sexy about housework?”   Housework and sex are apparently related – who knew?

Ekkelsia Project’s Conference on Racial Divides in the Church: check their website, http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/, and click on the READ MORE link under the top entry about fasting for more information. Speakers’ messages and some pdfs of workshop content is available online – lots of good stuff here from a ecumenical and faithful theological group!

Bethel University (St. Paul, MN) is hosting a conference in March on the Pietist Impulse in Christianity – for many of you evangelicals, this is you! More info, including a call for papers, can be found here.

Summer Break & CHIC

Yeah for summer! As you maybe noticed, I am not blogging much now that the warm months have arrived. I’ve had fun traveling some and enjoying the change of pace that this season brings. So, due to some trips, work projects, vacations, and an impending move (we’re headed back to Chicago at the end of July), I will be taking a short hiatus from blogging. I plan to be back online in mid-August.

The week of July 16th-25th I am in Knoxville, writing, blogging, doing video podcasts, and just plain hanging out at CHIC (the triennial youth conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church). You can read my blogs (on the event), or learn more about it at www.noordinaryday.org. Otherwise, think kind thoughts about me as I run around with 6,000 high schoolers and staff for a week!

Welcome to my blog…

Hi all – I’ve entered the world of online blogging! (woo hoo) So far I have some info posted in the “about” pages explaining why I’ve started this exercise and a little about me; the format and such will still be in process for some time I am sure. I’ll be reflecting on how multiple facts of life affect theology and living it out, and how what I learn and think about theology affects life. That’s right – almost any issue “fits” this topic. It feels so appropriate to start a new place for dialogue and community and action like this as fall begins – my internal clock is so wired to the school calendar and the natural rhythms it provides. Fall is a time to start new things, renew old things, remember, reclaim….

Also, if you have blog or site I could link to, please let me know. I’m looking forward to reflecting on how to live theology in this space – and learning from you about how you live faith out as well! Peace to you as this week and the autumn season starts up.