September 20, 2018

Archives for September 2018

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 2b) — Comparative Heuristics

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 2b) — Comparative Heuristics We are reviewing the book, “Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship” by John Polkinghorne.  Today we will look at the second part of Chapter 2- Comparative Heuristics. As we said last time, John believes that similarities will emerge in […]

J. Michael Jones: Finding a Christian (metaphysical) View of Nature, Part I

Note from CM: Today we welcome yet another “Mike” to our group of iMonk authors. J. Michael Jones. Mike blogs at J. Michael Jones, where you can also find information about his books. Here is a brief bio: J. Michael Jones lives with his wife, Denise, in Anacortes, Washington. They have five grown children. For […]

Scott Lencke: Can Women Be Church Leaders? The NT Household Codes

Note from CM: Gender issues continue to provoke lively debate within the evangelical churches. Scott Lencke takes up the subject again for us today, reminding us in the process that how one approaches and reads the Bible plays a crucial role in understanding matters like this. Scott blogs at The Prodigal Thought. After reading this, […]

Monday with Michael Spencer: Dumb up, brother!

Monday with Michael Spencer Dumb up, brother! I live in a part of the county where ignorance of every sort is widespread. The dropout rate is almost 30%. Running any kind of school here is a battle. And most of the ministers and Christians in this area are untaught, or at the most, self-taught. Comparatively […]

Andrew Perriman: A Podcast about Hell — Why both sides in the debate miss the point

One of my favorite blogs on our links list is Andrew Perriman’s P.OST site. It is always thought-provoking and relentlessly focused on trying to understand the Bible in the context of its narrative history. Now Andrew has begun a podcast, and here is the first episode, entitled “The debate about ‘hell’: why both sides are […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: September 15, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: September 15, 2018 It’s our final brunch of the summer and we have our usual mix of the sublime, the ridiculous, and the concerning. From neon church stages to hurricane devastation, it’s our pleasure to present this feast for your weekend consideration. What happened to the altar? Thanks to Paul […]

Escaping the Wilderness: Part Two – Looking back

I am about to exit what we call the Post-Evangelical Wilderness. I think. Over the next few Fridays I will be recounting parts of my journey both from the distant past, as well as from the recent past. I will also be discussing where I am heading and why. As a way of further introduction […]

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 2a) — Comparative Heuristics

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 2a) — Comparative Heuristics We are reviewing the book, “Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship” by John Polkinghorne.  Today we will look at the first part of Chapter 2- Comparative Heuristics.  One of the lessons that quantum science teaches us about physical reality […]

Wendell Berry: “The best of human work…”

The best of human work defers always to the in-forming beauty of Nature’s work. But human work, true to the nature of places as it should be, is not natural and is not a mirror held up to nature. At best it is the gift of the Heavenly Muse to the farmer’s art or the […]

Rowan Williams on the Bible (1)

Rowan Williams on the Bible (1) Today we continue our series of reflections on Rowan Williams’s book, Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer. We move on to the second big theme of the practice of being Christian — hearing God speak through the Bible. For when you see a group of baptized people listening to […]