Sep 11, ten years later

10 years after 9/11, reflect and rememberby Nathan Day Wilson Sept. 11, 2001, is personal. That day, I was supposed to be in Washington, D.C., at a place not far from the Pentagon. Instead, due to change in my itinerary, I was in a meeting in Charleston, W.Va. During a break in the meeting, myContinue reading “Sep 11, ten years later”

Higher education

What should we cut; what should we cut? That’s the question many religious communities, like many families, are asking. They want to reduce spending by eliminating all that is inessential. In theory, that is a great idea, of course. To put the theory into practice, however, the operative question is “What is essential?” One areaContinue reading “Higher education”

Those who begin by burning books will end by burning people

Read and leave a comment at Nathan Day Wilson

Read about important Swaziland HIV and AIDS work

DISCIPLES TAKE UNFORGETTABLE MISSION TRIP TO SWAZILAND Disciples from Indiana and Kentucky have powerful memories of a mission trip that took them to Swaziland, whose population has the world’s highest infection rate of HIV and AIDS in the world. The 11 Disciples, who were mostly from First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Shelbyville, Ind.,Continue reading “Read about important Swaziland HIV and AIDS work”


Feeling emotional? Write it downBy Nathan Day WilsonPublished: Friday, February 5, 2010 9:11 AM US/eastern I love the ability of writing to change lives. My life, your life, our lives as a community — writing has the capacity to change them all, and change them for the better. One of the ways our individual livesContinue reading “Journaling”

We have the power to make the world we seek

The text of President Obama’s speech today in Cairo: “I am honored to be in the timeless city of Cairo, and to be hosted by two remarkable institutions. For over a thousand years, Al-Azhar has stood as a beacon of Islamic learning, and for over a century, Cairo University has been a source of Egypt’sContinue reading “We have the power to make the world we seek”

Blackwater security firm changing

The notoriously controversial private security firm Blackwater is changing its name, its products and its chief. The new name is Xe; the new products are drastically scaled down; the new CEO is unnamed at this time. I wonder if there will also be a new level of responsible reporting and accountability. To read more: reading “Blackwater security firm changing”

The Place to Be!

If you’re around Shelbyville, Indiana, this Sunday, the place to be is First Christian Church at 118 West Washington Street. Why, you ask? First Christian is the place to be to hear about exciting, life changing experiences in Swaziland, Africa this past summer! You can worship and learn at 9:00 AM and at 11:00 AM.Continue reading “The Place to Be!”