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Archives for May 2016

Another Look: Paul’s Disappointing Approach to the Christian Life

 Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before. Then people who are not Christians will respect the way you live, and you will not need to depend on others. • 1Thessalonians 4:11-12 (NLT) • • • This may be […]

Mondays with Michael Spencer: May 30, 2016

Mondays with Michael Spencer: May 30, 2016 Today we continue a series of Monday posts with excerpts of Michael Spencer’s thoughts about the Bible and what it does and does not promise to do for us. • • • I don’t believe in inerrancy, a view of how scripture is inspired that means well, but just […]

Pic & Poem of the Week: May 29, 2016

Pic & Poem of the Week May 29, 2016 For your pleasure and contemplation, I am posting an original photograph and a corresponding poem each week on Sundays. May these offerings help lead us to a deeper place of rest on the Lord’s Day. Click on the picture for a larger image. • • • The Real Work It may […]

Saturday Ramblings: May 28, 2016 – Race Version

Ain’t no ramblin’ Rambler today, friends. This is Race Weekend here in Indy, and a special one at that. This Memorial Day Sunday will mark the 100th running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, the Indianapolis 500. Your chaplain won’t be going anywhere near 16th and Georgetown tomorrow, however. Officials announced the first sellout in […]

Another Look: I can’t get no…

Dallas Willard once wrote: “It is spiritually formative to be dissatisfied and unable to resolve it.” Hmm. Read that again. Slowly. Again. Now let’s talk. My first thought is, I am not sure I have ever been anything other than “dissatisfied.” How about you? For people my age, dissatisfaction, restlessness, and ennui came as natural as breathing. […]

Mike the Geologist: Science and the Bible (Lesson 6)

Science and the Bible – Lesson 6 By Michael McCann In our last lesson we looked at some examples from geology that showed detailed, complex, coherent, and discoverable evidence that the earth is far older than a few thousand years.  I could have multiplied similar examples all day long if necessary.  Should you want to […]

Wednesdays with James: Lesson One

Wednesdays with James Lesson One: Background and Big Picture Ordinary Time provides an opportunity for those who follow the liturgical year to take a different direction in their approach to the Scriptures. From Advent to Pentecost, the Church follows the Gospels as they depict the earthly career of Jesus the Messiah, the story of salvation. In the […]

Civil Religion Series: The Other NRA

Civil Religion, part eight The Other NRA Presidential election years in the U.S. provide American Christians an opportunity to reflect upon our faith and how it applies to our lives as citizens and to the public issues that affect us all. We are taking many Tuesdays throughout 2016 to discuss matters like these. At this point […]

Mondays with Michael Spencer: May 23, 2016

Mondays with Michael Spencer: May 23, 2016 Today we continue a series of Monday posts with excerpts of Michael Spencer’s thoughts about the Bible and what it does and does not promise to do for us. • • • I believe most Christians use the word “inspiration” to mean “the Bible is a magic book, where […]

Pic & Poem of the Week: May 22, 2016

Pic & Poem of the Week May 22, 2016 (Holy Trinity) For your pleasure and contemplation, I will begin posting an original photograph and a corresponding poem each week on Sundays. May these offerings help lead you to a deeper place of rest on the Lord’s Day. Click on the picture for a larger image. • […]