Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Religion according to Google

I ran across these maps the other day and thought it was kind of interesting.  They are based on how often someone does a google search for a specific religious term in the United States.

According to this, we don't like Baptists up here in Wisconsin.   That explains a lot.....hmmmm.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ohio State Trip

So Matt's still down in Ohio...but here's a glimpse of what he's been working on and what the InterVarsity chatper in Ohio has been doing.

OSU Price of Life Mid-Week Edit from InterVarsity/Twentyonehundred on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Church Names...creative or bad attempts?

I enjoyed this list of "newer" church names compiled by Out of Ur (as well as their commentary in the parenthesis):

Standing Stones (No clapping, hand-raising, or swaying during worship, thank you.)

Sandals (Church membership includes a timeshare in the Bahamas.)
The Hub (Where the pastor spoke and the people never tire.)
Ahhhhh....ok...back to more serious life matter like eating lunch.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Travel Updates

Matt recently returned Wednesday from a work trip down to St. Louis getting a story about how the InterVarsity chapter there has been responding to recent racial tensions at St. Louis University.  It seems like an interesting story and one I don't know much I'm curious to see what Matt and his team does with that.   And tomorrow he heads off again.  This time for Ohio for The Price of Life event happening at Ohio State. 

Luckily LeAnn comes back from her trip down to I will have some company!

Friday, April 09, 2010

Garden Opening Day

Despite finding an inch of snow on the ground yesterday morning, the community garden registration is tomorrow and the garden officially opens next Saturday. I've already been plotting and scheming about what this year’s garden might entail. I lost my garden partner to a job change over the winter so I actually have a larger plot to work with this year. We'll see how that goes.

So far the plan is to plant peas, onions, bean and carrots again. I'm also going to try giving the tomatoes another try even though they were a complete failure last time. Then I'm going to add in some corn and try some pumpkins. That's the plan at'll be an adventure to see what manages to survive the pests and weather.

In other news, Matt has been traveling again.  St. Louis and Ohio are the destinations of choice right now.  And I'm getting ready for my boss to be leaving next week for a 6 month sabbatical.  So that will keep things interesting around my department for a little bit.