November 22, 2017

Archives for April 2017

Easter III: Pic & Cantata of the Week

(Click on picture for larger image) ❀ Psalm 23 is perhaps the most loved text in the Hebrew Bible. For this Sunday in Easter, Bach wrote three cantatas on the theme of the Good Shepherd, including BWV 112, “Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt“ (The Lord is my faithful shepherd), his setting of the 23rd […]

Saturday Brunch, April 29, 2017

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend! Ready for some 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.” Maybe we’ll skip the hash browns for this one. At least three brands of […]

Bible Week: Quotes about the Bible – Michael Spencer

Quotes about the Bible #4: Michael Spencer How do I Interpret the Bible? Ever think of the Bible as….a grocery store? I worked at grocery stores for a long time. People come into the store with their grocery lists, and they know what they are looking for. They need some bananas, ice cream, a case […]

Adam and the Genome 11: Chapter 7- The Variety of Adams and Eves in the Jewish World and Chapter 8- Adam, the Genome, and the Apostle Paul

Adam and the Genome 11: Chapter 7- The Variety of Adams and Eves in the Jewish World and Chapter 8- Adam, the Genome, and the Apostle Paul We continue our review of the book, Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic Science, by Dennis Venema and Scot McKnight . Today, Chapters 7 and 8. […]

Bible Week: Quotes from the Bible — Kenton Sparks

Quotes from the Bible #3: Kenton Sparks When we read the Bible with historical and contextual sensitivity, we notice with ease that Scripture does not speak consistently on all matters. It is a diverse book written by numerous authors and editors who addressed different audiences and social situations. Sometimes their discourses are contradictory and, in […]

Bible Week: Quotes about the Bible – Richards & O’Brien

Quotes about the Bible #2 – E. Randolph Richards & Brandon J. O’Brien In other situations, what goes without being said for us can lead us to miss important details in a Bible passage, even when the author is trying to make them obvious. Mark Allan Powell offers an excellent example of this phenomenon in […]

Bible Week: Quotes about the Bible – Peter Enns

Quotes about the Bible #1 — Peter Enns The Bible is an ancient book and we shouldn’t be surprised to see it act like one. So seeing God portrayed as a violent, tribal warrior is not how God is but how he was understood to be by the ancient Israelites communing with God in their time […]

Easter II: Pic & Cantata of the Week

(Click on picture for larger image) ❀ One of two cantatas for the second Sunday in Easter is “Halt im Gedächtnis Jesum Christ” — “Keep in mind Jesus Christ.” It is the earliest of two that Bach wrote for this Sunday, both of which have been described as “masterpieces.” As for its content, Craig Smith […]

The Internet Monk Saturday Brunch: 4/22/17 – Open Table Edition

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.”  The Internet Monk Saturday Brunch – Open Table Edition This has been an extraordinarily demanding week, filled with a variety […]

Join Us Saturday in Greenwood, Indiana!

ATTENTION! If any of you fellow iMonks are going to be in or around Indianapolis on Saturday, here’s a chance to spend a few moments with Chaplain Mike and Damaris Zehner. We will be greeting folks and signing copies of our books from 2-4pm at the Barnes & Noble store on the south side of Indy, […]