October 23, 2017

Tom Wright Sings Genesis

Several people have called my attention to this great video of N.T. Wright singing a song about Genesis to the tune of the Beatles’ “Yesterday.” Nice job, Tom. But I gotta get me one of those “double helix” guitars!  

When Christians Won the Culture War

I was once alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin revived and I died, and the very commandment that promised life proved to be death to me. (Romans 7:9-10, NRSV) • • • There was a time in the United States when Christians got deeply involved in the political process over […]

Come, People of the Risen King

By Chaplain Mike A song calling the church to come as one to praise Christ, by one of our best contemporary hymn-writers, Stuart Townend, and performed in concert by Keith and Kristyn Getty.

John Stott on Feeling Alive

By Chaplain Mike “It is in these things, then, that our distinctive humanness lies, in our God-given capacities to think, to choose, to create, to love and to worship.” • John Stott, The Contemporary Christian, p. 39 Here is a prime example of the gentle, eloquent wisdom of Dr. John Stott. When asked, “When do […]

IM Film Review: Humans 1, Angels 0

By Chaplain Mike My first comment to my wife after watching “The Adjustment Bureau” was, “I don’t think John Piper would like it.” Turns out divine sovereignty is more malleable than we thought. However, on the other hand, free will isn’t all it’s cracked up to be either. There are doors all around us through […]

Real Football

By Chaplain Mike Don’t want to leave out our international readers with all this talk of football. Of course, in most parts of the world, what we play is called “American” football, to distinguish it from real football, known here in the U.S. as “soccer.” Genuine football’s long and glorious history was well-represented in this […]

More Favorite Christmas Movies

By Chaplain Mike Jeff, as usual, presented a good, well-defended list of Christmas movies yesterday. One of these days he’s going to make me do a “list” post first so that he can have the last word. Until then . . . Movies on Jeff’s List with which I agree completely . . . A […]

Favorite Christmas Movies

My kids wonder at times why I bother to have a color TV. “Dad, all you want to watch are black and white movies.” That is fairly accurate. And their point is what? At Christmas, I somehow find more time to sit and watch a whole movie. And I do enjoy the old ones, I […]

It’s a Wonderful Gospel

By Chaplain Mike What do you need when you have spent your whole life giving to others, sacrificing your dreams to do the responsible thing, being the person others count on when the chips are down; when you are tired of being “that guy” that everyone looks to but no one appreciates? What do you […]

Some More Of My Favorite Things

I like books. Ok, so that’s not exactly a revelation to those who know me. Saying “I like books” is kind of like saying Dagwood likes sandwiches. I have, well, let’s just say I have a few books. If by “few” we mean “a few thousand,” then we’re on the right track. So it came […]