May 23, 2017

The IM Saturday Brunch: For Mom, Of Course!

THE INTERNET MONK SATURDAY BRUNCH ”It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” Mother's Day and brunch … [Continue reading...]

The Conundrum of a Warrior God (4)

Greg Boyd's "Cruciform Hermeneutic" The cross does not just happen to be the place where God decided to concretely illustrate the kind of love he eternally is. The cross rather contains within itself a logic that necessitates … [Continue reading...]

Minds, Brains, Souls, and Gods: A Conversation of Faith, Psychology and Neuroscience – Part 1

I am going to blog through the book: Minds, Brains, Souls and Gods: A Conversation on Faith, Psychology and Neuroscience by Malcolm Jeeves.  Malcolm Jeeves is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of St. Andrews, and … [Continue reading...]

The Conundrum of a Warrior God (3)

Note from CM: First of all, I want to commend and thank everyone for one of the best discussions of the Bible and theological issues this week that I've ever been part of. This has been most stimulating and encouraging. Today, … [Continue reading...]

The Conundrum of a Warrior God (2)

Note from CM: When I have a question about reading the Hebrew Bible, one of my first stops is Pete Enns. We reviewed his great book, The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It, a while back, and … [Continue reading...]

Navigating the Conundrum of a Warrior God (1)

I am currently working through Greg Boyd's massive and challenging new book, The Crucifixion of the Warrior God: Volumes 1 & 2, his two-volume explanation and defense of a hermeneutical approach that Christians can take to … [Continue reading...]

Easter IV: Pic & Cantata of the Week

(Click on picture to see larger image) • • • The Gospel for this Sunday in Bach's day was John 16:16-23, a text in which Jesus warns his disciples, "Very truly, I tell you, you will weep and mourn, but the world will rejoice; … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Brunch, May 6, 2017

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for some brunch? Let's start with some sporty-type-stuff. Chaplin Mike likes some game called "baseball". Apparently it used to be popular, back when the games ran an hour and a … [Continue reading...]

Poetry Week: Midday Four – Chaplain Mike

What if I...? by Michael Mercer What if I… When dark and deep prevailed Breathed out an order And light broke through, awakening the world? And what if I… When heinous violence ruled Tapped a lone man’s shoulder And bid … [Continue reading...]

Poetry Week: Morning Four – Damaris Zehner

This Fallen World By Damaris Zehner I walked every day through the West African town, Rust-red dirt beneath my feet, green leaves crowding overhead. The sounds of chickens and of mortars pounding Marked the houses hiding in … [Continue reading...]