September 25, 2016

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 […]

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 […]

Randy Thompson: The Spirituality of Taking a Vacation

Note from CM: Randy and Jill Thompson know that people need to take breaks from the pressures of their normal lives, get a change of scenery, and find refreshment from time to time. That’s why they started Forest Haven, a Christian organization whose purpose is to provide a rural, quiet place of healing hospitality and spiritual refreshment for Christian […]

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 […]

List of “Science and the Bible” Posts

When I published Mike’s final post, I forgot to include links to the entire series. I will do it here, so that you can have easy access to all of these fine pieces. Science and the Bible Series By Michael McCann Science and the Bible, Lesson 1 Science and the Bible, Lesson 2 Science and the Bible, Lesson 3 […]

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 2)

Science and the Bible Lesson 2 by Mike McCann In the last essay I asserted that all truth is God’s truth.  Therefore the revelation of God through nature and the revelation of God through the bible cannot contradict; they are in perfect harmony.  However, because of our fallible human understanding of both science and scripture […]

Charles H. Featherstone: Lent – By Grace Alone

Note from CM: I preached on Abraham from Genesis 15 last Sunday. I love what Charles says about the patriarch here, and wish I had said it half as well as he does. • • • What then shall we say was gained by Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh? 2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something […]