Out and About
National Crises: King David and Abraham Lincoln (Summer 1997)
If you have taken part in a study led by David Hawkinson, you know what a special experience it is. If you have taken a class or heard lectures by Zenos Hawkinson…, you know how imaginative and gripping his teaching is.
Spring Wedding Ushers in Summer (Summer 1997)
April showers fell from the eyes of both newlyweds-elect, but underneath the tears was a glow as strong as the summer sun.
Out and About (Fall 1998)
Pittsburgh Wedding; Happy 100th; North Park Seminary–A Going Concern
An Old Ball Player Takes His Final Break (Winter 1999)
The magnificent memorial service in Salem Covenant Church, New Brighton, the home church of Curtiss Johnson, reflected the wide range of his friendships and influence.
Out and About (Fall 1999)
Watching the Red; New Freedom in Kansas
Out and About (Spring 2001)
Six people were inducted into the Viking Club Athletic Hall of Fame at Anderson Chapel on the North Park campus. This writer had the privilege of presenting his favorite two—Bob Bach and Ivar Wistrom.
"Praying the Psalms" — John Weborg at Bethlehem Church. (Winter 2001-2002)
The Bethlehem Covenant Winter Seminar featured John Weborg from North Park Theological Seminary. John is a veteran professor at NPTS, one of the giants who, as the years pass and the culmination of a career comes into view, makes one ask, "How can there be a North Park Seminary without him?"
Out and About (Summer 2002)
First reflection on crossing the Atlantic; California Wedding
Out and About (Winter 2002-2003)
A Winnetka Summer Wedding; The Waters of Baptism
Out and About (Summer 2003)
Mountain View Wedding; The Mending of Creation—Krister Stendahl at North Park Seminary, February 25, 2003; North Park Basketball Reunion, March 1, 2003.
Out and About (Winter 2003-2004)
The Ad Hoc Society for Religion & Aesthetics; Report from Lisa Machado in Angola
Out and About (Fall 2004)
A Party in Seattle; Istanbul Wedding; International Falls Reunion
The Heart of Christianity (Winter 2004-2005)
Dr. Borg described two paradigms of Christianity in America. He named them “Earlier Christianity” and “Emerging Christianity.” There are significant differences between them. Borg believes that Christians need to look for ways to build bridges between these groups that can lead to shared Christian faith and fellowship.
Harvard’s Noble Lectures (Winter 2004-2005)
Dr. Timothy Johnson, Medical Editor of ABC News, delivered the 2004 William Belden Noble Lectures at Harvard Divinity School in November. This report is based on a recording of the three lectures.
Out and About (Winter 2005)
North Park Homecoming October, 2005
Pietisten West Coast Tour (Summer 2006)
For ten days (April 26 to May 6) Sandy and I visited the Seattle, Washington area as Pietisten editors. We were guests of Carl and Marcia Blomgren on Vashon Island, of Associate Editor, Nels Elde and Ann, and Jackie and Art Mampel in Seattle, Gordon and Chris Johnson in Snoqualmie, and my sister, Adele Stone, in Longview, Washington. I talked to the Adult Sunday School Class at historic First Covenant Church in Seattle (text available at Pietisten.org) and Sunday afternoon Sandy, Nels Elde, Karl Nelson, and I represented Pietisten at the West Coast Annual Meeting (more than 30 attended) hosted by Gordon and Chris Johnson.
Meeting at Lake Florida Covenant Church, June 6, 2007 (Spring 2007)
Lake Florida Covenant Church is the oldest Covenant Church in Minnesota, founded in 1870. It is a lovely, old, white church with a cemetery adjacent. Though it no longer hosts a regular congregation, it is always open to visitors. The pump organ and piano are in good condition and hymnals are out for use.
Out and About (Christmas 2007)
Seattle, Washington, July 17 and 18; Rock Island, Illinois, October 19; Prairie Village, Kansas, October 21; Petersons call trip to Kenya “a bath in hope.”