Author Archives: Tom Siebert

About Tom Siebert

Tom Siebert received a journalism degree from the University of Illinois and worked as a staff writer for newspapers in California, Florida, and Illinois. He reported general news, interviewed entertainment figures, and covered elected office holders––including four presidents and a pope. More significantly, Tom profiled human suffering in the form of a homeless man dying of AIDS, a college cheerleader battling Hodgkin's disease, and a senior couple living the long goodbye of Alzheimer's. He also worked as a copyeditor and proofreader for Tyndale House, a Christian publisher based in the Chicago suburbs. Tom is presently self-employed as an editor of Christian books. In addition, he serves as community relations director for Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County, Illinois. And Tom is on the leadership team for the Celebrate Recovery ministry at his church, Harvest New Beginnings, in Oswego, a suburb west of Chicago. He may be contacted at tmsiebert@gmail.com or (816) 344-7815.

Homeless group reaches out to community as shelter season nears

By Tom Siebert Assistant Director for Community Relations Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County, Illinois Volunteers from Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County will be blanketing the community over the next two months, sharing … Continue reading

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Paul McCartney lives up to his legacy in Chicago-area lovefest

By Tom Siebert A Paul McCartney concert cannot be reviewed without first considering the magnitude of the man. He is the most commercially successful singer/songwriter of all time, whose songs helped change the course of culture and music itself. That … Continue reading

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers hit home with Wrigley Field faithful during Chicago stop of 40th anniversary tour

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Social work students helping homeless in hands-on way

By Tom Siebert Assistant Director for Community Relations Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County, Illinois Brittani Dahlman recently received a bachelor’s degree in social work from Aurora University. She also earned an eclectic education in humanity. That’s … Continue reading

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Hard Rock Café features iconic guitars but also shows human side of stars

By Tom Siebert I recently visited the Hard Rock Café in downtown Chicago and viewed guitars used by Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Bo Didley, Dire Straits, Jimi Hendrix, and Pete Townshend (a smashed acoustic). But the most poignant piece of … Continue reading

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‘The Shack’ tackles tough questions about evil, good, and God

By Tom Siebert Don’t let the controversy over “The Shack” deter you from seeing this important film. Granted, it is not biblically correct. But neither was “The Chronicles of Narnia” nor “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” in which Pharaoh … Continue reading

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‘Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1’ is what it is: ‘Whistler’s Mother’––and motherhood writ large

By Tom Siebert “Whistler’s Mother” is a colloquialism for Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1, a painting in oils on canvas created by American-born artist James McNeil Whistler in 1871. The work was lukewarmly received, forcing the artist to … Continue reading

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