November 20, 2017

Archives for October 2017

Ordinary Time Bible Study: Philippians — Friends in the Gospel (conclusion)

Ordinary Time Bible Study Philippians: Friends in the Gospel Study Seventeen (conclusion): The Last Thing to Say to Friends • • • Philippians 4:10-23, JB Phillips NT It has been a great joy to me that after all this time you have shown such interest in my welfare. I don’t mean that you had forgotten me, […]

Evolution: Scripture and Nature say Yes!  Chapter 1- Trapped in Either/Or Thinking

Evolution: Scripture and Nature Say Yes Chapter 1- Trapped in Either/Or Thinking By Denis O. Lamoureux We are going to blog through the new book by frequent Biologos contributor Denis Lamoureux entitled, Evolution: Scripture and Nature say Yes! The title refers to the book by creationist author Duane Gish, “Evolution: The Fossils Say No”, which had […]

iMonk Classic: The One and Only

By Michael Spencer — October 2006 For evangelical people, our authority is the God who has spoken supremely in Jesus Christ. And that is equally true of redemption or salvation. God has acted in and through Jesus Christ for the salvation of sinners. I think it’s necessary for evangelicals to add that what God has […]

Gethsemani Impressions 2017

Gethsemani Impressions 2017 Here are some pictures from my recent weekend at the Abbey of Gethsemani. I did some experimenting with the art filters on my Olympus Pen-F, and ended up with this collection of images that evoke some of the peace and mystery of the place. I hope you’ll enjoy. Click on each picture […]

Reformation 500: Ten Things I Love about Luther

Reformation 500 Ten Things I Love about Luther Ultimately, there was one thing that first got my attention about the Lutheran way and began drawing me toward it — I fell in love with Martin Luther. Of all my spiritual “heroes” or “mentors” from church history, he stands tallest. Few before or since ever stood […]

17th Sunday after Trinity: Pic & Cantata of the Week

(Click on picture for larger image) Another wonderful cantata of praise is on today’s menu: BWV 148 – “Bringet dem Herrn Ehre seines Namens” (Bring to the Lord the honor due His name). Bring to the Lord the honor due His name Worship the Lord in holy splendor. (Ps. 29:2) Craig Smith describes the brilliant […]

Saturday Brunch, October 7, 2017

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for some brunch? I’m one of those weirdos who likes all the seasons, but October in the Midwest is special. Not only because of the transcendent scenery, but the traditions: apple-picking, carving Jack-0-Lanterns, the corn mazes. Speaking of that last one, here are some of more interesting […]

Ordinary Time Bible Study: Philippians — Friends in the Gospel (16)

Ordinary Time Bible Study Philippians: Friends in the Gospel Study Sixteen: Friends Helping Friends • • • Philippians 4:2-9, JB Phillips NT Euodius and Syntyche I beg you by name to make up your differences as Christians should! And, my true fellow-worker help these women. They both worked hard with me for the Gospel, as did […]

Bones of Contention

Bones of Contention Paleontologist Mary Schweitzer made worldwide headlines in 2005 for announcing that she had discovered soft tissue preserved in 68-million-year-old bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex.  Immediate reaction from the paleontological community was skepticism, as it should have been.  The conventional wisdom has been that no original proteins from once-living cells could remain. If […]

Reformation 500: How the Lutheran Tradition Answers Many Post-Evangelical Concerns (3)

Note from CM: It is October 2017, and many of our posts this month will be about the Reformation. This year marks 500 years since Luther’s 95 Theses, and we will do our best to look at the subsequent world-changing events and movements from as many perspectives as possible. We begin with my own personal […]