Category: Orland Park

  • An Open Letter to District 135 & 230 Concerning Potential COVID Mask & Social Distancing Mandates

    An Open Letter to District 135 & 230 Concerning Potential COVID Mask & Social Distancing Mandates

    To Whom It May Concern: This letter is being sent to implore the school board to act for the safety of our children. Do not demand restrictions that are more “hygiene theatre[1]” than reasonable restrictions for our children’s safety. Restrictions that include social distancing and mask wearing have little value for kids’ physical health while […]

  • Marty Ozinga III, A Disciple of Jesus

    Marty Ozinga III, A Disciple of Jesus

    Marty clung to Jesus. He would tell me how blessed he was as the sufferings kept piling on. He trusted the Lord when there was no apparent relief to be had. In that season, Marty grew in extraordinary ways, and it humbled me. There was never bitterness or anger in him, just a man at the mercy of Jesus.

  • The Journey of Becoming a Church Centered on Discipleship

    The Journey of Becoming a Church Centered on Discipleship

    At the church I lead, we are seeking to be a church focused on transformation; we want to help each other live the life Jesus lived. Like generations before us, we desire the pearl of great price. We desire the hidden treasure. We want Jesus. We have decided that the work of Calvary is to […]

  • Coronavirus and the Economy: why Trump is right to get the economy open

    Coronavirus and the Economy: why Trump is right to get the economy open

    Yesterday, I read and posted on Facebook an op-ed from Thomas Friedman asserting that the shutting down of the economy might be worse for us than the Coronavirus. I thought it was well reasoned and I said so. You’d think I was supporting genocide. My Facebook page went nuts. Mostly, people reduced the opening of […]

  • My Letter to Governor Pritzker—sign the petition

    My Letter to Governor Pritzker—sign the petition

    Update 3/20/20 @ 3pm(cst): Got good news from Ed Stetzer. HHS was asked, “Is the broadcast of churches from their places of worship (with minimal teams and with social distancing) an essential service.” Stetzer received the following response from William Chang, HHS General Counsel: “Yes. Please follow CDC guidelines when doing so.” If you agree, […]

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