November 20, 2017

Archives for March 2017

Fridays with Michael Spencer: March 31, 2017. Opening Day Edition

Note from CM: Michael Spencer, one of the world’s greatest baseball fans, died on Opening Day of the MLB season — April 5, 2010. The box score above shows that his beloved Cincinnati Reds lost that night to the St. Louis Cardinals. Win or lose, I can’t think of Michael without smiling in brotherly sympathy with his […]

Adam and the Genome 8: Chapter 4- What About Intelligent Design?

Adam and the Genome 8: Chapter 4- What About Intelligent Design? We continue our review of the book, Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic Science, by Dennis Venema and Scot McKnight . Today, Chapter 4. In the late 1990s, Dennis was a PhD student at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, studying genetics […]

Waiting to Live

Most of my life, I’ve been waiting to live. The pattern has been like this: seasons of thinking about what it means to live and waiting to live and hoping to live, interrupted by moments of living. I’ve spent most of my days thinking about life, pondering what will enable me to live. Hoping for […]

The Path Is Made by Walking

Traveller, your footprints Are the path and nothing more; Traveller, there is no path, The path is made by walking. By walking the path is made And when you look back You’ll see a road Never to be trodden again. • Antonio Machado “We don’t believe something by merely saying we believe it, or even […]

#josiesimpact

One of the common disciplines in Lent is the practice of generosity through giving to others. Patricia and Mark have found a way to do that out of their deep sorrow, and I have been inspired by them. Though their little Josie lived only 18 days, their lives were forever changed by her presence. This […]

Sermon: Light in the Midst of Religious Darkness (Lent IV)

SERMON: Lent IV Light in the Midst of Religious Darkness As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ Jesus answered, ‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works […]

The Internet Monk Saturday Brunch: 3/25/17

THE INTERNET MONK SATURDAY BRUNCH ”It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” Welcome to our Saturday brunch. We’re in Lent, so each week we’re highlighting some of the foods people partake of during […]

Fridays with Michael Spencer: March 24, 2017

From a 2007 post by Michael Spencer What do you do when God answers your prayers? I am a fairly consistent reader and user of the Book of Psalms in my devotional life and worship leadership. Along the way, I’ve noticed that many of the Psalms are prayer or report episodes of prayer in the […]

Adam and the Genome 7: Chapter 3- Adam’s Last Stand? (Part 3)

Adam and the Genome 7: Chapter 3- Adam’s Last Stand? (Part 3) We continue our review of the book,, by Dennis Venema and Scot McKnight. Today, Chapter 3- Part 3 As Christians become increasingly familiar with the argument for common descent and begin to understand it, they, not unreasonably, begin to wonder where Adam fits […]

Psalms Week: Lives Built Around Praying the Psalms

My primary (and very limited) experience with praying the Psalms communally is with the Trappist monks at Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky. They pray the Psalms seven times a day, and cover the entire Psalter every two weeks. So you can imagine that the words and sentiments of the Psalms have become part of the very […]