Tuesday, October 09, 2007
One thing I love about Calvin is that it is not an institution that shies away from “hot” topics. Issues such as homosexuality and racism are discussed openly in various situations by students and faculty both on campus and off. There is an affirmation that the best way to understand these issues and what the Christian position on them should be is through hearing each others’ stories relating to these issues.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Perhaps you don’t know what the title of this blog means. You must not be from south-eastern Ohio, which is where Coshocton (both the county and the town) can be found. My housemate Patience hails from Coshocton, and this past weekend was the start of the Coshocton County Fair. She persuaded our whole house plus two other friends to make the six hour road trip for a day at the fair, and it was so worth it. We left as soon as everyone was free on Friday afternoon, which was a little past 3:30. We were hoping to make it to Coshocton in time to go to the fair yet that evening, but since it closed at 10, we didn’t quite make it. It wasn’t for lack of trying to make it though: we were maybe half an hour outside of Grand Rapids when we noticed a car driving right alongside us. It was a state trooper who was mouthing the words “Slow Down” to us! The funny part was that after he made sure we got the message, he sped up and passed us! We were only going 73 mph in a 70 mph zone, too, so our speed was not reckless. I have never had anything like that happen before (neither of us had) and the oddity of the situation made us laugh. We had a great car trip…lots of singing along to songs from our middle school years, learning from Patience about the areas we were driving through, and general conversation that was unweighed down by concerns about school. Most of us had/have at least two tests this week, but we were taking Friday night and Saturday off from school anyway. We made a couple of stops for food and gas, but still made good time.