Sunday, July 26, 2009


After six weeks away, I'm back home. I'm resting my brain from texts. But there's not much rest from work - tomorrow I'll be going through emails, scheduling meetings, and catching up with my assistant.

It was a pleasure to see the 1960s alumni at their annual reunion this weekend. Elvin Huston had a dream a few years ago to connect his decade, and God has given him favor. He was student body president for a year at Northwest. (You have to have an influencer to get people back together.)

Alumni came from all over the USA and from around the world, some for the first time, others for the seventh year in a row. Hearing the 100 or so people singing and talking together was like stepping back in time. They sang the songs of the 60s and 70s and used the terminology of church when they were 20 years old.

God, who came into time and space in the context of Jewish subordination to Rome, left behind a message that translates into every culture. It's wonderful to see and hear a group reconvene to worship and sing and laugh in ways that takes them back to younger years.

And it's really special that God is present - Immanuel: God with us. Wherever and whenever we gather in his name.

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