December 17, 2017

Archives for May 2017

Easter VI: Pic & Cantata of the Week

(Click on picture for larger image) • • • One of Bach’s cantatas for Easter VI is the delightful “Wahrlich, wahrlich, ich sage much” (BWV 84), based on the Gospel for the day in the composer’s time: John 16:23-30. Two pieces from this work describe a wonderful conversational relationship between the believer and God in the Word […]

The IM Saturday Brunch – May 20, 2017

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.” • • • UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE WEEK “I think it would be helpful to have less drama emanating from the […]

Fridays with Damaris: My Vegetable Love

My Vegetable Love By Damaris Zehner Although I’m sometimes reluctant to go out and work in the garden – I don’t want to get dirty, it’s hot and humid, there’s an overwhelming amount to do – I am always astonishingly happy when I do.  I begin by pulling weeds or hoeing with mechanical efficiency; soon […]

Minds, Brains, Souls, and Gods: A Conversation of Faith, Psychology and Neuroscience – Part 2, Chapter 2: What is the Relationship Between the Mind and the Brain?

Minds, Brains, Souls, and Gods: A Conversation of Faith, Psychology and Neuroscience – Part 2, Chapter 2: “What is the Relationship Between the Mind and the Brain?” • • • We continue the series on the book, Minds, Brains, Souls and Gods: A Conversation on Faith, Psychology and Neuroscience.  Today Part 2, Chapter 2: “What […]

Greg Boyd: Love Like the Sun and Rain

Note from CM: It is hard to do justice to a book as massive as Greg Boyd’s The Crucifixion of the Warrior God: Volumes 1 & 2. We’ve had several days of discussing certain aspects of it, and yesterday I stated my main objection to his thesis. But as I said, my disagreements does not […]

The Conundrum of a Warrior God (5)

Greg Boyd’s The Crucifixion of the Warrior God is the kind of book that gets my juices going. I love thinking and talking about the Bible and how to read, study, and interpret it, and I find Boyd’s book exhilarating. Greg is a wonderful writer, is passionate about Jesus and the Scriptures and relentless in his efforts to […]

Another Look: My View of Scripture (at this point)

Note from CM: Here is another look at something I wrote back in 2011, and have edited and re-run a couple of times. Now here again I present, for your consideration and discussion, a summary of my perspective on Scripture (at this point in my understanding). In the light of our ongoing discussion on Greg Boyd’s new book, […]

Easter V: Pic & Cantata of the Week

(Click on picture for larger image) • • • Today we present the first two movements from a cantata about Jesus’ promise of a Comforter, the Holy Spirit. Bach’s cantata BWV 108, based on the Gospel passage John 16:5-15, is called “Es ist euch gut, daß ich hingehe,” translated “It is expedient for you that I go […]

The IM Saturday Brunch: For Mom, Of Course!

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.” Mother’s Day and brunch — they just belong together, don’t they? Well, our gastronomic and consumeristic observances of the holiday today […]

The Conundrum of a Warrior God (4)

Greg Boyd’s “Cruciform Hermeneutic” The cross does not just happen to be the place where God decided to concretely illustrate the kind of love he eternally is. The cross rather contains within itself a logic that necessitates that we embrace it as the definitive, unsurpassable revelation of God’s loving nature. (CWG I, p. 154) The […]