December 18, 2017

Archives for March 2012

Jesus Holds A Business Meeting

Last week, Adam Palmer sent me a series of tweets he had received from our mutual friend, Mark Riddle. Here are just a few. *Did Jesus always pray before his staff meetings? *I’m guessing Jesus’ administrative assistant was tough to get past.  I’ll bet she protected him well. *And then Jesus said, “Go into the […]

Quotes For Lent

Lent 2012: A Journey through the Wilderness Quotes For Lent On one such occasion the Shepherd said to Much-Afraid, “When you continue your journey there may be much mist and cloud. Perhaps it may even seem as though everything you have seen here of the High Places was just a dream, or the work of […]

A Refuge in the Wilderness

Lent 2012: A Journey through the Wilderness A Refuge in the Wilderness • • • Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, until the destroying storms pass by. I cry to God Most High, to God who […]

Moving from Oasis to Oasis

Lent 2012: A Journey through the Wilderness Moving from Oasis to Oasis (Lee Adams) 1 How lovely is your dwelling place, LORD Almighty! 2 My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. 3 Even the sparrow has found a home, and […]

“Christ the Living Water Infiltrating”

Because I have been away, the cabin has been unattended for a week. When I came in carrying my little propane heater, I saw the thin film of ice that forms in the low spot on my writing table was larger than usual, and I could not begin to write until I thawed it and […]

The King in the Wilderness

“David may be headed for a throne, but here he is still an empty-handed fugitive.” • Walter Brueggemann First and Second Samuel: Interpretation Commentary • • • Another classic collection of “wilderness” stories in the Bible tells about David fleeing from King Saul (1Samuel 21-26). These are adventure tales of the highest level, filled with […]

Sights along the Road… (3/11/12)

Welcome to our weekly edition of Sights along the Road. During this Lent season, we are taking a break on Lord’s Day afternoons to take a good ol’ Sunday drive through some of the things that I’ve been reading, hearing, and thinking about in recent days. On these leisurely outings, we also pause to ponder […]

iMonk Classic: The Unresolved Tensions of Evangelicalism (3)

Lent 2012: A Journey through the Wilderness The Unresolved Tensions of Evangelicalism, part 3 A classic Michael Spencer iMonk post from Nov. 2008 NOTE: On Sundays in Lent, we will run these classic essays from Michael Spencer on the evangelical wilderness. I am continuing my look at the sources of disillusionment within evangelicalism. This will […]

Addendum to the “OTD” Post

In this week’s post, OTD: Obsessed with Tornadoes Disorder, I did not give enough emphasis to the most important point. It came up in the comments and should be given more clarity. So today I want to state it loudly and unequivocally. • • • When thinking about God and how he relates to creation […]

Saturday Ramblings 3.10.11

Greetings and salutations, fellow iMonks. It has been a week. So much going on, it’s been difficult to keep from adding a Thursday Ramblings just to help out. We will shoulder through best as we can. So strap in and get ready to ramble. You know, it’s always fun to go from not knowing a […]