American dream

The themes of the American dream are accumulating, upscaling, status, power, consumerism, individualism, and self-actualization. The themes of the homecoming future of God are justice for the poor, peace for the nations, the redemption of the people of God, a … Read More

When you see poverty

Corbett, Steve, and Brian Fikkert. When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor– and yourself. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2009.  Point: Helping those in financial difficulty can do more harm than good, for both the giver and the … Read More

Possessions and Worth…My Worth

Here is a convicting quote from  Luke Timothy Johnson,Sharing Possessions: What Faith Demands. Eerdmans, 2011. “When the world is regarded as the means to worth, and when other people are defined as competitors for worth, and when the only way to measure … Read More

Free Music from Sony Record Label

Here is what you need: Hennepin county library card (or a library card from a participating county) Go to (or your library’s website) Go to databases A-Z Find “Freegal” in the listings Connect with your library card Download three songs for … Read More

Vacation Request

I wonder if I can get off for a few weeks. I think I may be coming down with a fever. – Cracked Mayan Code May Point to 8 Tons of Lost Treasure

Give it up…

A pastor recently spoke in chapel about giving as explained in 2 Corinthians 8:1-15. This passage highlights three incentive for giving which amount to one.1. God gives grace to give (1-2)2. God gave himself to us (9)3. God can supply … Read More

Money Thoughts

Dr. Straub made this comment during our missions conference, “It is not how much of my money I should give to God, but how much of God’s money I should keep for myself.” Should make us rethink our budget.