September 29, 2016

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Wilma’s Story

Note from CM: Earlier this year, I gained a new co-worker, a bright and personable hospice nurse named Wilma. When she told me her story and I read her book, I knew right away I wanted her to share it with our Internet Monk community. Wilma grew up in an Amish community. To many looking […]

Fr. Ernesto on tradition and old habits

Note from CM: We have often suggested that one of the most fundamental problems in American Christianity, revivalist groups in particular, is lack of appreciation for tradition. Especially the “Great Tradition” of the ancient and historic church. Of course, there is another side to all of this. Those who respect “tradition” can easily fall into […]

Pete Enns: God, the Helicopter Parent. Not.

Note from CM: Thanks to Pete for allowing us to re-post this good article. I continue to be refreshed by his perspectives on the Bible and how it teaches us. • • • God Isn’t the Great Helicopter Parent in the Sky (at least that’s what the Bible says) by Peter Enns Although my three […]

Scot McKnight: Justification is about Unification

Note from CM: I saw this on Scot’s blog the other day and requested permission to re-post it here, which he graciously granted. This is such an important issue in understanding the New Testament, a perspective which, honestly, I rarely if ever heard during my days in evangelicalism. I have started reading Thompson’s book, which is an attempt […]

Rob Grayson: Metaphysical Jesus

Note from CM: In the light of some of the excellent discussions we’ve had this week, I thought this piece from our friend across the pond, Rob Grayson, would fit in nicely. Here are some good thoughts to encourage a Jesus-shaped spirituality. Rob blogs at Faith Meets World. • • • Metaphysical Jesus by Rob Grayson The […]

Scott Lencke – Misunderstanding Jesus: If You Don’t Have a Sword, Sell Your Cloak and Buy One

We welcome Scott Lencke today. He blogs at The Prodigal Thought. Scott also has a book coming this fall with Wipf & Stock, called Change for the First Time, Again, and a side project at the book’s website, where you can join in and share your own story of change. • • • There’s much talk these days (and these decades) about second amendment rights in […]

Mike the Geologist: Science and the Bible (Lesson 9)

Science and the Bible – Lesson 9 By Michael McCann Thus far we have looked at the phenotypic evidence for evolution.  This system of classification was first formulated in the 19th century based on: 1. Comparative anatomy 2. Biogeography – distribution of species around the world 3. The fossil record But beginning with the Watson and […]

Mike the Geologist: Science and the Bible (Lesson 8)

Science and the Bible – Lesson 8 By Michael McCann Last time we looked at the fossil record from a broad perspective view.  The fossil record is a history of how life appeared on this earth.  The overall view is that life, both animal and plant life, developed over a long period of time from […]

Mike the Geologist: Science and the Bible (Lesson 7)

Science and the Bible – Lesson 7 By Michael McCann Frequent Imonk commenter and fellow geologist, Klasie Kraalogies, also contributed to today’s essay. As we turn now to examine evidence for biologic evolution we must settle the issue of the fossil record.  If the geologic strata are a time-sequence record of the history of the […]

Mike the Geologist: Science and the Bible (Lesson 6)

Science and the Bible – Lesson 6 By Michael McCann In our last lesson we looked at some examples from geology that showed detailed, complex, coherent, and discoverable evidence that the earth is far older than a few thousand years.  I could have multiplied similar examples all day long if necessary.  Should you want to […]