January 24, 2018

Saturday Brunch, January 13, 2018

Hello, Friends, and welcome the weekend? Ready for some brunch? The Golden Globes were last Sunday. Everybody’s talking about the big speech Oprah made — and a lot of people say she should run for president. But I don't … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: Thoughts on Merton’s “Walnut Street Epiphany”

iMonk Classic: Thoughts on Merton's "Walnut Street Epiphany" From a 2005 post by Michael Spencer “Yesterday, in Louisville, at the corner of 4th and Walnut, I was suddenly overwhelmed with the realization that I loved all these … [Continue reading...]

Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible- by John Polkinghorne, Chapter 3- Creation and Fall

Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible - by John Polkinghorne Chapter 3- Creation and Fall What is the genre of the opening chapters of Genesis?  What type of literature is it?  Even the most convinced young earth … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: Weddings and Being Too Easily Pleased

Weddings and Being Too Easily Pleased • John 2:1-11 I used to not like weddings very much. They seemed like a lot of trouble, and people tended to overdo them. When we had children at home and lots of things on our plate, it … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: Living in God’s Story

Note from CM: For many in evangelical traditions, the celebration of a special season around Christmas leads into a long period before the next special season of the church around Holy Week and Easter. There is little appreciation … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: Jesus, the Glory of the Christian Journey

Note from CM: Here in the season of Epiphany, we present Michael's testimony about his spiritual journey, one which encourages us to know that God is still revealing himself to us through Jesus. • • • Jesus, the Glory of the … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Brunch, January 6, 2018, Politics-free edition

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for some brunch? Let's start with some nice sporty news. The NFL regular season ended on Sunday, and the alphabet officially has more W's than the Cleveland Browns. I think … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: Epiphany and the Days to Come

No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God, is near to the Father's heart. He has revealed God to us. (John 1:18, NLT) • • • Kathrin Burleson's painting, which accompanies today's post, portrays three … [Continue reading...]

Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible- by John Polkinghorne, Chapter 2- Development

Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible - by John Polkinghorne Chapter 2- Development In the Anglican lectionary, the reading for the sixth chapter of Joshua ends at verse 20, the triumphal entry of the Israelite … [Continue reading...]

Some Favorite Photos from 2017

Some Favorite Photos from 2017 Before I introduce this year's favorite pictures, let me say that I am looking forward to reading a book I received as a gift for Christmas. It's called Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a … [Continue reading...]