Posts in category "Events Around Town"

How to Help Refugees in DuPage County (and beyond)

How to Help Refugees in DuPage County (and beyond)
My husband and I attempted to attend World Relief DuPage/Aurora’s “Refugee and Immigration Advocacy Night” at Compass Church in Wheaton this evening, but couldn’t find a parking spot. After circling the building for 15 minutes, we decided to turn around and go home knowing we could get the full scoop of the event from Twitter and Bloomingdale Church friends... Read more »

The Emoji Bible: Scripture 4 Millennials is Coming Soon O:-)

The Emoji Bible: Scripture 4 Millennials is Coming Soon O:-)
It’s happening, it’s really happening: This Sunday, on May 29, 2016, “The Emoji Bible” drops in Apple iBooks. According to RELEVANT magazine, they predicted this would happen. According to Charisma News, it may bring all Millennials back to church. According to the Huffington Post, the Emoji Bible was translated from the King James Version of... Read more »

Top 5 Tweets from Poynter's #TruthTrust Event

Top 5 Tweets from Poynter's #TruthTrust Event
If I could summarize the Poynter Institute “Truth & Trust in the 21st Century: Journalism’s role in telling the story of violence in Chicago” panel discussion / talkback Thursday night in a phrase, I would say I learned that “Optimism & Positivity are Journalism’s Future & Democracy’s Hope.” The night opened on this note with... Read more »
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A Conversation with the President of the Poetry Foundation

A Conversation with the President of the Poetry Foundation
I walked into the Poetry Foundation in Chicago Tuesday night to hear readings by Dr. Brett Foster and Dayna Clemens, both members of the Wheaton College family. They were featured at this month’s Open Door series, which occurs once a month. Each hour-long reading features two Chicagoland college and graduate writing program instructors and two... Read more »

Sex Trafficking is Happening in Your Backyard - Let's END IT!

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It’s true – women (and men) are being sold for sex, against their will, in your backyard. Did you see people running around with red “X” marks on their hands on Thursday? This represents the “End it Movement,” a conversation started at the 2012 Passion Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, about the estimated 27 million slaves... Read more »

A Tribute to Christianity Today & Today's Christian Woman

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In a #bittersweet farewell of sorts, I’m writing to say my time as online editor of Today’s Christian Woman  has officially come to an end. I wrapped up 18 months at Christianity Today Friday to take a new job — as Editor of Wheaton Magazine (ATTENTION all Wheaton students, alumni, and friends: got any story... Read more »
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Christopher (Fitter) Steinke: A (Suburban) Chicago Worship Leader You Should Know

Christopher (Fitter) Steinke: A (Suburban) Chicago Worship Leader You Should Know
I’ve interviewed and talked with Christian worship leaders from around the world including Chris Tomlin, Amy Grant, Christy Nockels, Mandisa, Mac Powell, Kari Jobe, Kim Walker-Smith of Jesus Culture, Laura Story, Sara Groves, Jenn Johnson, Joel Houston of Hillsong United, Matt Redman, and Israel Houghton, but none have captured my attention like one named Christopher... Read more »

The Navigators' 20s Mission: Chicago

The Navigators' 20s Mission: Chicago
I’m 24 years old, and I just accepted a “discipleship-making” internship with the Navigators’ 20s Mission in Chicago. It’s the Navs’ first internship program like it in the United States. I love the community they have already fostered and will continue to create in the city, but I gotta be honest: I hadn’t heard of... Read more »

Help End Sex Trafficking in Chicago: Run the TraffickFree 5K

Help End Sex Trafficking in Chicago: Run the TraffickFree 5K
As a journalist, I come across controversial topics on a regular basis–but none have captivated me like human trafficking has. I’m passionate about raising awareness about the criminal activity that claims an estimated 300,000 minors each year within the United States (and countless more in countries around the world, including Honduras). As much as I... Read more »
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Christine Caine: 'Impossible is Where God Starts'

Christine Caine: 'Impossible is Where God Starts'
“Starting when I was only three, I was sexually abused by four men in my life for twelve years. Now I’m almost 47. I was abused for 12 years, but I’ve not been abused for 35. Today I choose to step into the future believing God’s word to pursue the abundant, purpose-driven passionate life Jesus... Read more »