November 20, 2018

Archives for September 2018

Sermon: Extraordinary Love

Sermon: Extraordinary Love Ruth 1:16-17 …Ruth said, ‘Do not press me to leave you or to turn back from following you! Where you go, I will go; where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die, I will die— there will I be buried. […]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: September 29, 2018 — “Here’s something you don’t see everyday” version

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: September 29, 2018 “Here’s something you don’t see everyday” version WARNING! Today’s Brunch includes political material. This may contribute to upset stomach, nausea, headache, and feelings of bitterness, irritability, and hopelessness. If you smell gas or start to feel the buzz of righteous indignation, shut your mouth to avoid inhaling […]

Escaping the Wilderness: Part 4 – My Pastor’s not a Heretic… Phew!

Well it’s official. The Gospel Coalition do not consider my Pastor a heretic. I don’t think I would have gotten off so lightly. I haven’t really talked about where I have been attending church the last few years, but what was intended to be a temporary location to place my butt on a Sunday morning […]

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 3a) – Lessons from History

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 3a) — Lessons from History 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 3- Lessons from History. Polkinghorne begins the chapter by discussing Thomas Kuhn’s famous book, […]

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

Finding a Christian (metaphysical) View of Nature, Part II by J. Michael Jones The Implications of our View on the Material on our View of Nature. While Platonic Dualism found a welcoming home within the Church, the Rousseauian view of nature (I’m using nature here as a sub category under material) has completely swept western […]

Rowan Williams on the Bible (2)

Rowan Williams on the Bible (2) Today we continue our series of reflections on Rowan Williams’s book, Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer, returning to the second big theme of the practice of being Christian — hearing God speak through the Bible. It is all very well to talk about finding yourself in God’s story, […]

Monday with Michael Spencer: Where’s Jesus?

Monday with Michael Spencer From Where’s Jesus?: Thoughts on a Localized Christ Answering the question “Where can you get your Jesus?” is very important. Many of the divisions among Christians are actually a commentary on the relationship of the person of Jesus to various means of “accessing” or “localizing” Jesus. In other words, the question […]

Lisa Gungor: I Found Unbelief through Pastoring A Megachurch

Lisa Gungor’s new book is called The Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Seen: Opening Your Eyes to Wonder. It is the story of her transformation from serving in a megachurch and singing in a Dove Award-winning Christian band to a painful and wondrous journey in the post-evangelical wilderness. You can read more of the details over […]

Saturday Brunch, September 22, 2018

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend? I’m filling in for good Chaplain Mike today. Ready for some brunch? As usual, we’ve got some silly stuff, some serious stuff, some pop culture stuff. Skip what you want (it’s Brunch!), but let’s start with some lighter fare. “At this time, we do not have information on […]

Escaping the Wilderness: Part III – A square peg in a round hole

Suddenly alone, in an old familiar place. As I look around, all I see are the new faces. Scared of reaching out Filled with fear and doubt I was never good at making friends Sometimes it’s like trying to mend The edges of a frayed piece of cloth I don’t think that I fit in. […]