June 23, 2018

The Lost World of the Flood: Mythology, Theology, and the Deluge Debate by Tremper Longman III and John H. Walton, Part 4- Proposition 15

The Lost World of the Flood: Mythology, Theology, and the Deluge Debate by Tremper Longman III and John H. Walton Proposition 15 We are blogging through the book: The Lost World of the Flood: Mythology, Theology, and the … [Continue reading...]

Your Top Three Hymns?

We're going to riff off of Jonathan Aigner today. Over the weekend he noted a post by Chuck McKnight over at Hippie Heretic: "Top 25 Hymns of Progressive Christians." Then, Jonathan asked his readers, from a more diverse … [Continue reading...]

Dan Jepsen: The Restless, Raging Fury that They Call the Love of God

Note from CM: We're focusing on music this week, and today we turn it over to Pastor Dan to remind us of one of the freshest and most honest voices that ever participated in the contemporary Christian music movement. • • • The … [Continue reading...]

“A Kiss Full of Color” — Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour

Kacey Musgraves -- Golden Hour An Album Review Kacey Musgraves’s new album, gorgeous, brilliant, and shimmering, with all the right hooks and atmosphere, may be the best 70s-80s country/pop/folk album I've heard since, well, … [Continue reading...]

Sundays in Pentecost: Open to the Spirit (4)

Sundays in Pentecost: Open to the Spirit (4) We are taking the Pentecost season to post a Sunday series of excerpts and reflections from Scot McKnight’s new book, Open to the Spirit: God in Us, God with Us, God Transforming … [Continue reading...]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: June 9, 2018 — Yikes! Edition

Good morning, and welcome to our weekly IM Saturday Monks Brunch. All this past week, it seems like every time I looked at the news or at links on my Facebook feed, I said, "Yikes!" A whole bunch of crazy things have been … [Continue reading...]

Why I am an Ally – Part 3

If you are new to this series you might want to jump back in and read Part 1, where I talk about some of my personal interactions, or Part 2, where I discuss Romans 1 (and 2). Thank you to everyone who posted comments. They have … [Continue reading...]

The Lost World of the Flood: Mythology, Theology, and the Deluge Debate by Tremper Longman III and John H. Walton, Part 4- Propositions 14

The Lost World of the Flood: Mythology, Theology, and the Deluge Debate by Tremper Longman III and John H. Walton Part 4- Proposition 14 We are blogging through the book: The Lost World of the Flood: Mythology, Theology, and … [Continue reading...]

Brueggemann: Jesus Is Enough

In the midst of our quest for orthodoxy to be sure people believe right, or our quest for morality to be sure people act right, or our quest for piety to be sure people pray right, the little ones know, this Jesus is enough. It is … [Continue reading...]

Nadia Bolz-Weber on the Apocalypse

Tell me what you think. I'm not sure the "MeToo" movement, etc., is the only or best illustration of her point, but I do think Nadia Bolz-Weber nails the meaning and intent of biblical apocalyptic literature in this … [Continue reading...]