Saturday, July 25, 2009
Off to Chicago/Wheaton
I leave on Monday for a week of meetings in Chicago, Grand Rapids, and Wheaton. I'm looking esp. forward to going to Wheaton since I've never there been before. I've heard it's like the Christian "Mecca" with many churches but very few liquor stores. I can't wait to see the Billy Graham Center and bask in the glory of a colossal edifice dedicated to good ol' St. Billy the Evangelist himself. On the way there and back I'm hoping to "finally" read through Mike Gorman's book on Inhabiting the Cruciform God and Markus Barth on Justification. I hope to see you around the traps if you're there (I'll be the read head guy kneeling in front of the BGC crying out, "I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy to gaze upon thee"). Otherwise, I just hope that I don't get kidnapped by any of those right wing rocky mountain militas while I'm in Grand Rapids. Just to be safe, I've got a bumper sticker on my luggage that says, "The UN wants to take your guns away," which means they should let me off if I'm captured.