7:05 PM God bless President Bush for making a strong statement of support for the Federal Marriage Amendment in his weekly radio address today. 7:04 PM We made it to Maranatha about two hours ago after a ride through some beautiful countryside in southwestern Michigan. I’m glad to report that we have a phone in our room with excellent Internet access. We’re off to a good start. The first event of the week is the big Saturday night concert in the open-air tabernacle featuring the musical group Selah. 11:58 AM Today’s entry in the Crosswalk weblog is called Should We Use the Bible in the Marriage Debate?. 9:40 AM I’m hoping to do some blogging from Maranatha but the last time I was there they didn’t have a phone in my room so you had to hook up via a pay phone—which is doable but diffcult. The conference has a grand history that goes back to the early decades of the 20th century. Paul Rader spoke there, and I believe Billy Sunday did as well. But neither of them had weblogs to update. 9:39 AM Yesterday’s entry in the Crosswalk weblog is called Scattershooting. 9:34 AM Getting ready to hit the road in a couple of hours. Basically we’re going to gone for the next two weeks so that means we’ve got lots of details to take care of before we leave. Today we drive to Maranatha Bible and Missionary Conference in Muskegon, Michigan where I’ll be speaking Sunday morning through Friday night. After my final message, we drive back to Oak Park, spend the night, wash our clothes, and then on Saturday afternoon we fly to New York where I’ll be speaking for a week at Word of Life in Schroon Lake. I’m very happy Marlene can be with me for both weeks. At this moment she’s out doing some last-minute shopping and I’m trying to get things wrapped up so we can leave later today. We are taking our bikes with us because there are plenty of country roads near the conference center.