our trip to (southern) Michigan
Thanks for coming! I plan to post a lot of interesting articles and comment on a wide range of things-- from political to religious, from private to public, from formal writing on public policy to snippets on random observations.
Worshiping at five rather-similar churches over the past month, I've been struck by the differences in culture, class, preaching and worship styles-- all of which make it somewhat/surprisingly challenging to move from one congregation to another.
I had an op-ed in one of the Ft. Wayne News-Sentinel-- on the brouhaha there over public sector pay for police and fire fighters...
-kind to the broken and broken-hearted
The Lord has blessed our efforts! After 12 years, there are more than 1,700 graduates of DC: Thoroughly Equipped at dozens of churches. These men and women have studied 5 hours per week and met weekly for 21 months, learning how to watch their life and doctrine closely, growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, becoming thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Dr. Arthur Laffer, the WSJ's Stephen Moore, Travis Brown (author of How Money Walks; more later) and one other co-author have produced a useful volume on state policies (tax and otherwise) and the state outcomes that follow.
Or if you prefer a lighter title, perhaps you can imagine this as a Jeff Foxworthy bit called "You might be a fundie..."