October 17, 2018

Sunday with Christian Wiman: No half-remembered country

Sunday with Christian Wiman No half-remembered country In fact, there is no way to “return to the faith of your childhood,” not really, not unless you’ve just woken from a decades-long and absolutely literal coma. Faith is not … [Continue reading...]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 6, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 6, 2018 Settling into Fall... There is a beauty to autumnal darkness — the softness of the night sounds and the cool air, the way shadow pools in even sparse thickets of urban trees, … [Continue reading...]

Escaping the Wilderness: Part 5 – Crab-Apple Rhubarb Jam, and why part of me never left the Evangelical world

Lately I have been in a creative phase where I have enjoyed making boutique jams. I have make thirty seven jars of Black-raspberry, chokecherry, wild grape, wild grape - chokecherry, or crab-apple rhubarb at various times over … [Continue reading...]

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

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 3b) -- Lessons from History We are reviewing the book, “Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship” by John Polkinghorne.  Today we will … [Continue reading...]

Rowan Williams on the Eucharist (1)

Rowan Williams on the Eucharist (1) Today we continue our series of reflections on Rowan Williams’s book, Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer, turning to the third big theme of the practice of being Christian — … [Continue reading...]

October Open Mic

October Open Mic Monday was a long day on the road and at the ballgame for me (and thus apologies for the long delay in approving system-moderated comments). At any rate, getting home late prevented me from putting a full-blown … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: Take Me Out

Note from CM: When Michael Spencer discovered he had cancer, I made a deal with him. We set a goal -- to try and go to a Cincinnati Reds baseball game in the spring. Sadly, the weekend I had set aside to go ended up being the … [Continue reading...]

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 … [Continue reading...]

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 … [Continue reading...]

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 … [Continue reading...]