Two things happen on New Year’s Eve Day, December 31.

  1. United States government borrowing will ‘hit’ the debt ceiling says Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.
  2. 30,000 young adults will conclude Urbana 12 at midnight here in St Louis.  Urbana 12 is the triennial student missions conference.

Any connection?


I’m looking around the exhibit hall as we set up and I sure see a lot of white men.  African-American?  Hispanic?  A fair amount of Asian.  But lots of white men, and most are kinda old.


Urban povery track.  It’s being offered this year for the first time at Urbana.  Urbana has decided to reflect a growing interest among evangelical Christians.  Will it produce?  Is it just a fad?


The Salvation Army exhibit will exhibit …