I’m despairing enough about the state of public rhetoric and irresponsible Washington gridlock to agree with this. But if we’re going to change the system, let’s do it right. Debates, however slickly produced, are a bore. Here are some better ideas.
Debra RienstraJanuary 28, 2012
If you really want to make an impression in the neighborhood, put some sizzle in your stable scene with these inflatable Reformers: Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, and Knox.
Debra RienstraDecember 17, 2011
People organize their life stories around significant football games. They make holy pilgrimages. They engage in ritual grilling and boozing and cheering. They seek the high mystical ecstasies of winning the big game. They don sacred vestments and practice hatred toward the worshipers of rival…
Debra RienstraDecember 3, 2011
A girl can’t spend every minute thinking deep thoughts and reading classic literature, so on occasion I flop on the couch and watch myself a little fantasy TV. I am not talking about cheesy Arthurian drama (though I groove on that) or science fiction (which…
Debra RienstraNovember 5, 2011
This article was first published by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship on their website: http://www.calvin.edu/worship/stories/ Words are powerfully formative. Worship words shape how we understand God and worship together. In Worship Words: Discipling Language for Faithful Ministry Debra and Ron Rienstra show why and how to give…
Debra RienstraSeptember 30, 2008