October 21, 2017

Archives for September 2014

Saturday Ramblings — September 20, 2014

Happy Saturday, fellow iMonks! We’ve had simply gorgeous early fall weather here in central Indiana this past week. It’s enough to make a person want to start rambling. So here we go . . . • • • Let’s start with Paul Penley, who’s certainly got guts. Who makes a statement like this on an […]

How I Became a … Theistic-Evolutionist

Over the next few Fridays I will be bringing you a series entitled “How I Became a…” They will give an insight into some of the views that I hold, and how I arrived at those views. We will begin the series with “How I Became a… Theistic-Evolutionist.” Despite my Evangelical upbringing I have always […]

Open Forum — September 18, 2014

I will be participating in our annual charity golf tournament for the Daniel Mercer Family Fund today, so I thought it would provide a perfect opportunity to hand the keys to the shop over to you and give you the chance to talk about subjects you’d like to discuss. It would be especially nice to […]

My Outlook, My Faith, and My Hope

When people ask, “What do you believe?” I recite the Apostles’ Creed. In my opinion, there is no better summary of the gospel than that simple, narrative-oriented statement. This is my story. But I was thinking today that I might like to have a more personal statement, one that not only outlines the objective story […]

Creation Is a Many-Splendored Thing (4): The Whirlwind Creation Museum

The Whirlwind Creation Museum: an imaginary tour, inspired by ch. 5, “Behemoth and the Beagle,” from The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder, by William P. Brown, and ch. 12, “God of the Whirlwind,” from Death Before the Fall: Biblical Literalism and the Problem of Animal Suffering, by Ronald […]

iMonk Classic: Thoughts At 8 a.m. Mass

Note from CM: Michael wrote this post in September, 2009. Let me ask our evangelical friends — have things changed in evangelical churches since he wrote these words? • • • The wedge contemporary evangelicals are driving between young and old is incredibly short sighted and deadly. Doesn’t the Bible itself say that the older […]

Sunday Formation Talk: Work

Work joins prayer and sacred reading in an integrated and well balanced monastic life. • Fr. Charles Cummings For you know that you ought to imitate us. We were not idle when we were with you. We never accepted food from anyone without paying for it. We worked hard day and night so we would […]

Saturday Ramblings — September 13, 2014 — Quotes from the Week

“It’s horrible to see smoke pouring from wounds in your own country from such a fantastic vantage point,” [Frank Culbertson] wrote. “The dichotomy of being on a spacecraft dedicated to improving life on the earth and watching life being destroyed by such willful, terrible acts is jolting to the psyche.” • “The Story of the […]

I Have a Bias

I have read quite a bit about bias recently. Lifeway Research responded to a charge that they were biased. My facebook feed told me of the bias against Obama. This post is not about either of those two articles (so let’s not go there in the comments) but it did get me thinking about my […]

Follow-Up: Answers from Andrew Perriman

NOTE FROM CM: Andrew Perriman was kind enough to send some responses to our post outlining his NT interpretation last week and the comments in the discussion. Because they came later than the first discussion, I thought I would post them today as a means of continuing the conversation. • • • NATE: I don’t […]