November 20, 2017

Archives for July 2017

Musings in Moral Theology (1)

Musings in Moral Theology (1) I chose the title The Righteous Mind to convey the sense that human nature is not just intrinsically moral, it’s also intrinsically moralistic, critical, and judgmental. • Jonathan Haidt The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion • Sacrifice—the purity impulse—marks off a zone of holiness, […]

7th Sunday after Trinity: Pic & Cantata of the Week

(Click on picture for larger image) • • • One of Bach’s cantatas for Trinity 7, Cantata BWV 187 — “Es wartet alles auf dish” (These all wait upon Thee) — is a celebration of God’s loving care for creation. Making use of texts from the Psalms and the Gospel of Matthew, this work, which one commentator called […]

The IM Saturday Brunch: July 29, 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.” NEWS OF THE WEEK This guy made all kinds of news. This little guy got the worst possible news…and now […]

Fridays with Damaris Zehner: Another Look — Christians Need More Enemies

Note from CM: Today’s repost is the first that Damaris wrote for us at IM, back in 2010. Readers could see her insight and prodigious writing talent from the very beginning, and I’m glad she’s been able to continue with us over the years. I’m blest to call her a friend and colleague. • • […]

Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science. A review of the book by Mike “Science Mike” McHargue. Part 4.

Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science • Part 4 In the world of nerdery, just like any sub-culture, there are the elites.  Elite nerds are computer savvy, science aficionados, and they work at places such as Apple, or Google, or even Marvel Comics.  But if […]

Ordinary Time Bible Study: Philippians – Friends in the Gospel (6)

Ordinary Time Bible Study Philippians: Friends in the Gospel Study Six Note: When passages are quoted at the beginning of new sections, I will be using The Message translation because of its conversational, friendly tone. You can compare this version with others, as well as have access to Gordon Fee’s commentary, at Bible Gateway. ✥ There is […]

Another Look: The IM Interview with Chaplain Mike (2)

Note from CM: Before I started writing for Internet Monk, Michael Spencer asked me to do an interview about Evangelicals and Pastoral Care for the Dying. I’m working on some upcoming posts about using the Bible in ministry and pastoral care, and in preparation I thought it might be good to revisit this seminal discussion. Today, […]

Another Look: The IM Interview with Chaplain Mike (1)

Note from CM: Before I started writing for Internet Monk, Michael Spencer asked me to do an interview about Evangelicals and Pastoral Care for the Dying. I’m working on some upcoming posts about using the Bible in ministry and pastoral care, and in preparation I thought it might be good to revisit this seminal discussion. • […]

6th Sunday after Trinity: Pic & Cantata of the Week

(Click on picture for larger image) • • • Today we feature Bach’s quintessential “Lutheran” cantata, “Es ist das Heil uns kommen her,” (Salvation has come to us, BWV 9). The gossamer sound of the opening movement disguises the fact that this cantata is the locus classicus of Lutheran fervor in all of Bach’s work, […]

The IM Saturday Brunch: July 22, 2017 — Summer Pleasures 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.”  SUMMER PLEASURES Today around the Brunch table, I’d like to have a discussion about the good ol’ summertime. Though I’m […]