Dear Bob, here are some photos of my life here on the campus of Concordia Seminary. I love kids, working with the grounds crew, swimming, playing with my dog friends, and especially my own family people.
Each June the seminary offers a two week class in urban ministry held in various parts of New York City. The class visits and learns from pastors whose congregations are in very urban areas. This year's class ended over the weekend and one of the students, James Garnett, put up a YouTube video which hits the high points. It is basically a beautifully done slide show with music.
St. Louis just cannot seem to get out from under the incessant car break-ins. This past weekend saw another upsurge of smashed car windows and popped locks. Even a Channel 5 weatherman had his car victimized.
Here at Concordia Seminary we've seen the same thing once again. Our security team has tightened up surveillance during the overnight hours which helps, but the people doing this are quite bold and unafraid. They're also fast, they can smash and grab and run in a very short time.
This probably would not go on quite so long in Chicago, the home of the most extensive surveillance camera network in the country.
While each video timer may say a video is 10 minutes in length, it mainly shows the part specific to the title.
You can sit and relive the Clinton years, see parts of memorable or notorious speeches and some humorous bits like this one of Chris Farley in Newt Gingrich character talking to the House Republicans back in 1995. This one serves to force us to remember that what goes around comes around. What you do to the minority when you're in the majority will happen to you when you're back in the minority.
I loved the jab Farley gave to the senate. Just exactly like today.