December 17, 2017

Archives for November 2016

Mike the Geologist: On the Grand Canyon and the Flood (2)

Note from CM: We welcome back Michael McCann, aka Mike the Geologist, to do a series blogging through a book about the Grand Canyon, one of earth’s great natural wonders. Young earth creationists have tried to explain this magnificent geologic marvel by appealing to a great worldwide flood in the days of Noah. Let’s see how their […]

Open Mic Nov. 2016: The Day After Edition

Open Mic Nov. 2016: The Day After Edition I figured that, because of the election yesterday, readers would be distracted and not pay much attention to most anything I might put up today. So, let’s have our November Open Mic. By the time you read these words, it will probably be clear who the next […]

Election Day Special: Bob Is Angry on Election Day

Note from CM: Michael originally wrote this for the 2008 election. • • • Today being election day, and many of my evangelical friends being in somewhat of a foul mood, for reasons that, as of 12:28 p.m., are suspected and not yet clear, I found myself thinking about a fellow I’ll call Bob. I […]

Sermon: One who gave me great gifts (All Saints Sunday)

Note from CM: Today’s sermon is not a message from a text, but a testimony from my life. We celebrated All Saints on Sunday, and it is right up there as one of my favorite Sundays of the year. Not only do we get to sing “For All the Saints” and other great hymns, but we […]

Pic & Poem of the Week: October 30, 2016

(Click on picture for larger image) • • • When in the soul of the serene disciple With no more Fathers to imitate Poverty is a success, It is a small thing to say the roof is gone: He has not even a house. Stars, as well as friends, Are angry with the noble ruin. […]

Saturday Ramblings: November 5, 2016

RAMBLER(S) OF THE WEEK Our Rambler of the Week award goes to a team and a great company of long-suffering fans in Chicago, who waited 108 years for this day to arrive — the day when the Chicago Cubs would be crowned World Series Champions. It has happened, and great is the rejoicing! Lord, now […]

Fridays with Michael Spencer: November 4, 2016

Note from CM: For a time Michael Spencer called himself a “Calvinist” and dwelt among the reformed. But he recognized pretty soon that there were a lot of ways he didn’t fit in. For our final “reformation consideration” this week, we present this address MS made to his friends in that world. • • • […]

Mike the Geologist: On the Grand Canyon and the Flood (1)

Note from CM: We welcome back Michael McCann, aka Mike the Geologist, to do a series blogging through a book about the Grand Canyon, one of earth’s great natural wonders. Young earth creationists have tried to explain this magnificent geologic marvel by appealing to a great worldwide flood in the days of Noah. Let’s see how their […]

Reformation Considerations: Reforming Evangelicalism Today

Bill Hybels did market research and now his daughter does a Christian-spin on a TED tour. • Jake Meador • • • Today, some considerations about reforming the church in our own day. In the light of the Jen Hatmaker situation that drew a lot of attention in the Christian world this past week (and […]

Reformation Considerations: An Interview with William Sola

Note from CM: In the light of Reformation Day and the beginning of the year-long celebration of the Ref’s 500th anniversary, we will present some articles this week on Reformation themes. Michael Spencer, whose views about Protestantism and Catholicism developed and changed a great deal over the years of his writing, once said that the Reformation, […]