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Written by Mark Van Steenwyk : December 22, 2006

In case you have been in a cave for the past decade and didn’t already realize this: Latinos are the future of the American theological landscape. Read this article from the Pew Forum for some of the stats.

Blessed are the peacemakers. Mennonite youth in Philly are tackling gun violence. (Btw, does anyone know of a US alternative to the UK’s Ekklesia New Service?)

As some of you know, I went to seminary on a full scholarship, made possible by the Kern Family Foundation. The foundation was created by Robert and Patricia Kern, who had made their fortune from making generators. The Kerns set aside millions of dollars to pay for up to 50 seminary students’ tuition EVERY YEAR–up to 150 at any given time. Today, I heard some happy news on MPR. Robert Kern, who recently retired, decided to give hundreds of thousands of dollars in Christmas bonus to his employees at Generac. Bonuses ranged from $500 to $50,000–depending on how long the employee worked for Generac. Read the story here.

I can’t help it. I want to see the new Rocky film. I don’t know how he did it, but Stallone has apparently pulled off a decent film.

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