November 23, 2017

Archives for June 2016

This is the Gospel?

No one in the Bible, when described in a judgment scene, is asked if they accepted, trusted, or embraced the soterian gospel. In other words, “Did you accept Jesus into your heart consciously?” or “Did you walk the aisle to receive Christ?” or “Did you accept that Christ was your righteousness?” No one. • Scot […]

Wednesdays with James: Lesson Five

Blessings on people who are persecuted because of God’s way! The kingdom of heaven belongs to you. Blessings on you, when people slander you and persecute you, and say all kinds of wicked things about you falsely because of me! Celebrate and rejoice: there’s a great reward for you in heaven. That’s how they persecuted […]

Civil Religion Series: Wealth, the Social Gospel, and Holy War

Civil Religion, part nine Wealth, the Social Gospel, and Holy War 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 […]

Mondays with Michael Spencer: June 27, 2016

Mondays with Michael Spencer: June 27, 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. • • • Sometimes, the Bible doesn’t give you enough evidence, one way or the other, to settle a question […]

Pic & Poem of the Week: June 26, 2016

Pic & Poem of the Week June 26, 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. • • • Walker, your footsteps are the […]

Saturday Ramblings, June 25, 2016

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready to Ramble? The big news this week, of course, is the Brexit. Were you surprised by the results? I was. I mean, what is going on this year? Have we tried unplugging 2016, waiting ten seconds and plugging it back in? Meanwhile, at the chunnel: And India is blown […]

Make the Way by Walking

Note from CM: My work requires me to be around death and dying people every day. That means I am also with the people from whom these loved ones’ lives are being torn. From one perspective, life is a series of losses and we all find ourselves bereft. Therefore, the simple human ministry of supporting […]

Scott Lencke – Misunderstanding Jesus: If You Don’t Have a Sword, Sell Your Cloak and Buy One

We welcome Scott Lencke today. He blogs at The Prodigal Thought. Scott also has a book coming this fall with Wipf & Stock, called Change for the First Time, Again, and a side project at the book’s website, where you can join in and share your own story of change. • • • There’s much talk these days (and these decades) about second amendment rights in […]

Wednesdays with James: Lesson Four

Ordinary Time provides an opportunity for those who follow the liturgical year to take a different direction in their approach to the Scriptures. In Ordinary Time, we go week by week, examining how we might live the life we share together in Christ. Ordinary Time is therefore a good season for the Church to study books of the Bible, in […]

List of “Science and the Bible” Posts

When I published Mike’s final post, I forgot to include links to the entire series. I will do it here, so that you can have easy access to all of these fine pieces. Science and the Bible Series By Michael McCann Science and the Bible, Lesson 1 Science and the Bible, Lesson 2 Science and the Bible, Lesson 3 […]