I just read (via Blogs4God) that Mike Yaconelli, one of my favorite all-time writers (via the Wittenburg Door in its Youth Sepcialties days), died at 61 in an auto accident. His “Back Door” column was always one of my favorites (usually the one I read first). I also read a book of his , “Tough Faith” and often quoted from Continue Reading
Thursday is Sept.4th, which is the 21st anniversary of the first meeting between Janet and myself. We did a blind date thing, going to the WEBN fireworks (Labor Day Weekend), 1982.
For talking about Janet and me and ther past 20 years, as today is our 20th Wedding anniversary. Part of the day is looking at job ads, working on a couple of web projects, and looking around for more of the same.
20 years ago today, also the year I began my first fulltime Youth Ministry job, Janet and I got married in Cincinnati and she came to live with me in Keokuk, Iowa. That was the beginning of what was to be a short-lived Youth Ministry career, since it seems that I was destined to be involved in electronic communications as Continue Reading
I’m taking a trip up to Mayfield, KY to visit my former Youth Minister tomorrow. A lot of “formative” experiences from those days, 1970-75, which included visiting Koinonia Farms and the leagacy of Clarence Jordan, being exposed to the story of The Church of the Saviour in Washington , DC, a great early 70’s honest to goodness coffeehouse (with blacklights Continue Reading
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Click for 75k larger picture The Kids (Kelli and Brian), Dec. 23, 2002
The movie we watched 20 years ago tonight. I found the DVD version of this at Blockbuster, and so I am taking that one home tonight. Perhaps some Pizza Hut pizza to go with it? Read what I’ve written so far about Janet and I and 20 years
Wife Janet and daughter Kelli (4)
Slactavist showed a link to The Koinonia Partners site, which has a 7 minute video on Clarence Jordan. I had written to show some mutuality concerning our veneration of Tony Campolo, who was/is also a favorite speaker/writer/person I visited Koinonia in the summer of 1974 with a small group from my high school youth group (our Youth minister had told Continue Reading
Tony is certainly one I perk up and listen to, on just about any subject. Here is an 76 minute talk I just found (among others) : ““Christianity after September 11th“” If you do an Internet search on Tony Campolo, you’ll probably find quite a bit of material about how Tony is a dangerous heretic, which I find laughable (if it Continue Reading
Our family pic I promised last night The four of us Sunday, July 21, 2002
My immediate family, me (46) wife Janet (42), son Brian (13), Daughter Kelli (4) (pictures to follow soon, I have a good one of us from just this past Sunday) Parents: Dad: Ermon(70) and Mom: Shirley (68) Brothers David (47) Mike (42) and Sister Jill (33) Janet and I have been married 19 years (June 11, 1983)
Along with United Theological Seminary, Ken Bedell has to be in there as the key person in my education and development there
Looks like the link I had for United Theological Seminary on myWebsite has gone dead, but I never wrote a piece on United or its role, even though it had an enormous influence on the direction my calling was to take. The story is here