October 18, 2017

Archives for August 2017

Ordinary Time Bible Study: Philippians – Friends in the Gospel (8)

Ordinary Time Bible Study Philippians: Friends in the Gospel Study Eight 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. ✥ Nothing can […]

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 6- Epilogue.

Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science • Part 6, Epilogue • • • I just want to share some random thoughts about the book and about Mike’s journey to wrap up this book review.  As a scientist, I identified with Mike’s struggle to reconcile ancient […]

Scott Lencke: The Problem with Being “Gospel-Centered”

Note from CM: Thanks to Scott Lencke for today’s post. Scott blogs at The Prodigal Thought. • • • The Problem with Being “Gospel-Centered” By Scott Lencke Over the past decade or so, many churches in America have been espousing that they are “gospel-centered.” Just as in culture, there are many buzzwords within the church: […]

Musings on Moral Theology (4)

Note from CM: This is our final meditation on Jonathan Haidt’s book, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion. Soon, we will take a look at Richard Beck’s book, Unclean: Meditations on Purity, Hospitality, and Mortality, as a complement to this series. • • • Musings on Moral Theology (4) […]

A Conversation with Jonathan Haidt and Tim Keller

Note from CM: I realize that this is a long presentation, but believe me, it is worth your while. Perhaps you can break it down into segments and watch them throughout the week. I would be happy to receive comments today, Tuesday, or Wednesday on this video. Here is a prime example of civil conversation […]

8th Sunday after Trinity: Pic & Cantata of the Week

(Click on picture for larger image) • • • Today, we hear Bach’s inspiring setting of one of the greatest texts in the Hebrew Bible, the opening chorus from Cantata BWV 45, “Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist” It has been told to you, mankind, what is good and what the Lord expects […]

The IM Saturday Brunch: August 5, 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.” WELCOME TO AUGUST 2017 Welcome to the dog days. It’s August. These days, ’round our part of the country that […]

Ordinary Time Bible Study: Philippians – Friends in the Gospel (7)

Ordinary Time Bible Study Philippians: Friends in the Gospel Study Seven 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. ✥ Paul then […]

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 5.

Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science • Part 5 • • • So when Mike returned home I imagine his conversation with his wife went something like this: Mike:  Hi, honey I’m home. Jenny: Hi, honey, how were your conferences? Mike:  Well, I’ve got good […]

Musings on Moral Theology (3)

Note from CM: Our Ordinary Time Bible Study in Philippians will be switched to Fridays, to allow three days at the beginning of week to cover other topics. • • • Musings on Moral Theology (3) Moral psychology can help to explain why the Democratic Party has had so much difficulty connecting with voters since […]