Of all the events that occurred in 2017, losing Dr. Nabeel Qureshi was one of the most heartbreaking things I’ve witnessed in my life. I say witnessed because he was a passionate video blogger and award-winning author that I followed on a regular basis until the week that he died–the last video he posted can still be... Read more »
Greetings, all! Tonight, I am part of ChicagoNow’s “Blogapalooz-Hour: Volume XXXI.” Our editor, Jimmy Greenfield, has prompted us to write about the following prompt in 60 minutes or less: “Write about a time you followed the road less traveled and it made all the difference.” Jimmy’s disclaimer: The famous Robert Frost poem idealistically wants taking... Read more »
How do we save journalism? I started to answer this question in Saturday’s post with the promise I would continue to feature profiles of Millennial journalists I’ve gotten to know this year while helping out with the Journalism Certificate at Wheaton College. I believe 20something college students and recent grads are the hope and the... Read more »
This weekend, I will be attending Second Glass’ "Wine Riot" at Union Station in Chicago
. According to the press release, this event will be "two parts education, one part revolution," and I am very much looking forward to "travelling from the Loire Valley in France to the depths of Germany," though I have only one goal : to find the wine Jesus put in the jars at the wedding at Cana (see John 2:6-11)
According to the Bible, Jesus' turning water into wine was his first miracle ever. Wine Riot's website insists we will be able to ask wine experts any number of questions ranging from "Do they really put raspberries in there?” to “How do you pronounce Gewürztraminer?,” but the only question I'm interested in asking is: how did Jesus do it?
The people at the wedding claimed that the wine Jesus made was "the best.
" The chances of my finding it at Chicago's Wine Riot
are slim, as the wine at Cana was created by the son of God and I doubt anyone was smart enough to save some in a Tupperware container way back then. In any case, I'm going to spend my time at Wine Riot interrogating the "experts" in the field and looking for the wine from the wedding at Cana.
If you want to join me in this Biblical endeavor/investigation, tickets to Chicago's Wine Riot are still available online
, and at the door. The event starts tonight at 7 p.m. at Union Station, and will continue tomorrow with two sessions: the first from 1-5 p.m., and the other from 7 - 11 p.m.
Hope to see you there...
No joke. Christianity Today’s cover story for May 2012 addresses Heidi Baker’s ministry in Mozambique, including her ability to heal the deaf, multiply food and raise the dead – just like Jesus did. According to the article, Baker is a native to Laguna Beach, California, teenage convert to Pentecostalism and graduate of Vanguard University. After... Read more »
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson- The Wheaton College Women’s Club Lacrosse team has been in existence for several years now, and is on track to gain varsity status in a couple of years. According to a recent article... Read more »
I just stumbled across this article on a friend’s news feed, and had to post it because I couldn’t believe my eyes when the clincher came – the woman was apparently pulled from the driver’s side window when she was rescued, but the windows were all up when the car was pulled out of the... Read more »
Three Malibu Miracles : Spring Break 2012 Last week, I went to visit my twin sister who is currently attending law school in Malibu, California. It was an absolutely incredible trip with some cool stuff that happened while we were there. All I wanted to do was jump up and down with joy the entire... Read more »