Old friends...

GinosBack in the early nineties at Evangelical Community Church here in Bloomington, I started a Calvin's Institutes Reading Group and a young graduate student at the church named Steve Baarendsee helped lead it. For most of the twenty-five or so men and women in the group, this was their formal introduction to Reformed theology and to the PCA (at the time I was PCA)...

Cleaning out my desk just now, this pic reminds me of those days. It's taken at Gino's East during a conference RC was speaking at held at Covenant Presbyterian (PCA) in Chicago. From left to right, TB, Phil Henry (now church planting for MNA in the Jersey suburbs of Philadelphia), Steve Baarendse (English prof at Columbia International University and attending a PCA church), Mike Farley (M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary and now adjunct prof at Washington University), and Rob Dailey (doing IP work in Winston Salem, NC for Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton and attending a PCA church). I'm guessing Rob Hooper took the picture. Rob's now serving as an elder at a PCA church in Jacksonville, FL while running Atlanta Logistics. (TB; Please note that Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton requested that Baylyblog remove their firm's name from this post. Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton expressed fear that our printing of their name would cause them to run afoul of state codes of legal ethics that ban certain types of advertising. For the record, then, let it be known that Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton neither requested nor paid for our naming their firm here. Strike a blow for clothing the naked public square with the doctrine of Jesus Christ and His Eternal Word.)


Phil's leg must be hurting with Steve sitting on his lap. . .

Small world! My husband and I were members of the same PCA church as the Baarendses years ago before we moved across town. And about a month ago, we watched my husbands brother-in-law graduate from CIU where Steve was one of his favorite professors.

You apparently still have the same pen, Tim. I doubt that shirt would fit anymore... ;)

It looks like someone photoshopped Phil's head in. Its just floating there in the background. His legs don't exist apparently. Don't worry Adam.

Whoops. Looks like he has at least one hand too.

Gino's Eat, deep dish, sausage, full patty, not crumbled. Wonder what's for dinner tonight?

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