April 25, 2017

Good Friday 2017

Good Friday 2017 • • • It is immensely easier to suffer in obedience to a human command than to suffer in the freedom of one's own responsible deed. It is immensely easier to suffer with others than to suffer alone. It is … [Continue reading...]

Maundy Thursday 2017: Feeding on Death We Live

Maundy Thursday 2017 For our paschal lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed. • 1 Corinthians 5:7 • • • "To know Christ sacramentally only in terms of bread and wine is to know him only partially, in the dining room as host and … [Continue reading...]

Holy Wednesday 2017: The Day Before

Holy Wednesday 2017 NOTE: On Wednesday of Holy Week, this classic Michael Spencer post from November, 2009 reminds us that tomorrow may find us taking a journey into the unknown. Tomorrow is Thursday, and we have plans for … [Continue reading...]

Holy Tuesday 2017 – Looking for the End

Holy Tuesday 2017 These three days, which the Church calls Great and Holy have within the liturgical development of the Holy Week a very definite purpose. They place all its celebrations in the perspective of End ; they remind us … [Continue reading...]

Holy Monday 2017: House Cleaning

Holy Monday 2017 During the first three days of Holy Week, Easter housecleaning takes place in many Catholic communities. This is more than just another secular custom. Its purpose is to prepare the house for the blessing by the … [Continue reading...]

Pic & Cantata for Palm Sunday

(Click on picture for larger image) • • • We're back to Bach! The Lenten season was a time when no cantatas were sung in worship in Lutheran churches, so today we return to Bach's music on Palm Sunday. BWV 182, "King of … [Continue reading...]

The Internet Monk Saturday Brunch: 4/8/17

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.” Michael Spencer loved … [Continue reading...]

Remembering Michael Spencer

Note from CM: I wrote this post shortly after Michael died on April 5, 2010, seven years ago this week. We're still hungry, still searching, still on the journey. Some of us have found helpful oases where we've been able to … [Continue reading...]

Adam and the Genome 9: Chapter 5- Adam, Eve, and the Genome: Four Principles for Reading the Bible after the Human Genome Project.

Adam and the Genome 9: Chapter 5- Adam, Eve, and the Genome: Four Principles for Reading the Bible after the Human Genome Project We continue our review of the book, Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic Science, … [Continue reading...]

Looking for David

An account of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham. • Matthew 1:1 • • • I have argued elsewhere that the overarching story of the Bible is about God establishing his Kingdom in this world. … [Continue reading...]