October 23, 2017

Archives for July 2016

Mondays with Michael Spencer: July 11, 2016

Mondays with Michael Spencer: July 11, 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. • • • To give a human example, brothers: even with a man-made covenant, no one annuls it or adds […]

Pic & Poem of the Week: July 10, 2016

Click on picture for larger image • • • Summer, when the living is easy and we store up pleasure in our bodies like fat, like Eskimos, for the coming season of privation. All August the Ferris wheel will turn in the little amusement park, and screaming teenage girls will jump into the river with […]

Saturday Ramblings: July 9, 2016

I’m feeling rather subdued today, after a sad week here in the U.S. But we’ll try to lighten it up a little for this edition of Ramblings and focus on good news stories to encourage smiles and a bit of positive energy. Psst…Hey, I’m not even gonna rag on Ken Ham this week! Let’s ramble! • • […]

We’ve Missed the Gospel

Another week, another period of racial tension and outrage in the United States. As I write these words, this report appears at CBS News: In cities across the country, protesters pounded the pavement to express their heartbreak, fury and frustration over the murders of two unarmed black men, Alton Sterling and Philander Castile, this week. Video footage of both murders, […]

Open Mic, Summer Edition

Open Mic, Summer Edition Today we offer you the chance to participate in an Open Mic. And since we’re in the midst of the summer season, I thought maybe I’d prime the pump a little bit by asking a few questions. Before I do, let me say that I want this to be a truly Open Mic, so you […]

Wednesdays with James: Lesson Six

So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a […]

Civil Religion Series: Post-War Alignments

Civil Religion, part ten Post-War Alignments 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 […]

Independence Day 2016

We who live in the U.S. celebrate our Independence Day today. Let us express our thanks to God for his common grace of giving us the opportunity to live in this land. Let us offer prayers for wisdom, peace, and justice today and in days to come, for our own nation and for all our […]

Pic & Poem of the Week: July 3, 2016

Pic & Poem of the Week July 3, 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. • • • From “Chicago” Come and show […]

Saturday Ramblings: July 2, 2016

  We’re in Chicago for the weekend, enjoying music and walking around the city. The picture above is from the 1960 Chicago Auto Show, an event I attended a few times back when I was a teen. Note how Rambler was being advertised back in those days: Rambler: Basic Excellence. That’s what we try to give […]