Back to the Future in Tipton, Michigan: Rural Churches’ Return to Evangelical Roots

© 2015 Robert OsburnSlightly revised 2/4/16It had been over 50 years since I last entered the doors of Tipton Community Church, a rural Michigan congregation whose building testifies to the influence of its New England Congregationalist roots.  Around the time I...

Why the 30s Could Have Been The 60s (Part One)

 © 2014 Robert OsburnMy freshman year (1969-70) at the University of Michigan was chaos.  Every day brought fresh radical action, threatened or undertaken.  Learning was a challenge, especially when your final exams were disrupted by bomb threats (as...