Today is Saturday. This is my very last on-call shift at the hospital. It has already been a busy day in the ER. My favorite Trauma attending is on today, so it was actually a good time. Who knew that the ER could be fun? Well, I did. I learned that several months ago.
Wow. Let the grieving begin. It is going to be an interesting day.
In other news, Trish and I finally got around to getting some film developed. As you can see from the stunning "Portrait of the Pastor" to your right, some of them are from Christmas. There are also pictures from Justin and Mae's wedding. The photo has a link embedded. Give it a click. It will take you to the appropriate album.
I have added several new links to the faculty listing. Here they are, in no particular order.
michael spencer - james anderson burns chair for calvinism and internet communication
timothy youmans - the bela fleck chair for banjo pickin' and front porch theologizin'
mike clawson - j. r. r. tolkien chair for emergent thinking and church planting
megan monaghan - george bernard shaw chair in dramaturgical vegetarianism and heretical inquiry
the parrishoner - senior director, office of interdepartmental bickering
ariel parrish - frances willard chair of oenological studies
one of the girls - musicians in residence
There has been some good news at Reconciler this week. If things go as we hope, Reconciler will no longer be meeting at the hospitable confines of The Community of the Holy Trinity, but at Immanuel Lutheran Church in the Edgewater/Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. Our hope is that being in a more public venue will help us a little. Right now, at least as we understand it, worshiping in an apartment is intimidating to some new visitors. This makes sense to me. So, keep us in your prayers that this transition may go smoothly.
Also, we will be meeting on Monday with the Ecumenical Officer from the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago to discuss our congregation and the possible relationship(s) available to us with the diocese.
Again, keep us in your prayers.