Greetings from Nashville!
This post is brought to you by Starbucks, to whom I owe my utmost gratitude, for keeping me sane and peppy this trip.
I couldn’t have done it without you, pumpkin spice latte–tall, extra hot, 1/2 strength pumpkin spice, double strength latte. love you. with. all. my heart.
We are having a ball. We are like energizer bunnies that keep going and going and going.
And these two little girls are keepin’ right up. More to come soon!
I’m interrupting this regularly scheduled roadtrip to tell you about Reformation Week, beginning next Monday, Oct. 18th on Issues Etc.
Reformation theology has literally changed my life.
I never quite grasped the concepts of grace alone, vocation, the means of grace, and the theology of the cross until I became Lutheran.
And I owe such a debt of gratitude to Todd and Jeff and Craig at Issues Etc and their amazing brilliant guests.
They broadcast 10 hours of new programming each week on a host of topics that range from deep theological issues to current affairs to trends in American christianity.
It’s continuing education for the thinking christian. Christ-centered. Cross-focused.
I listen every morning while I do kitchen chores and then I also catch up on past Issues on my iphone.
And then we discuss the topics at night at dinner.
You can subscribe to their podcasts via iTunes or click on the ‘listen on demand’ button at their website. You can also join their facebook fan page.
You will love them no matter what ‘brand’ of christian you are. They will challenge your presuppositions. They will make you think.
The gospel will become more clear than ever. And you’ll begin to see how easily it gets distorted in our modern version of christianity.
Steve and I are commiteed superfans and I even listed meeting them in person on my ’40 things to do while 40-list’.
Which sadly may not happen while I’m 40.
Until then, we will listen and support them faithfully as they proclaim the reformation truths in the 21st century.