August 3, 2015

“A cohort of wonder”

William P. Brown serves as a great example of someone who has integrated biblical studies with scientific and technological progress so as to promote a "theology of wonder." This portion from one of my favorite books on the Old … [Continue reading...]

A Lost Imagination for God

We can never sneer at the stars, mock the dawn or scoff at the totality of being. Sublime grandeur evokes unhesitating, unflinching awe. Away from the immense, cloistered in our own concepts, we may scorn and revile … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: Who Is Christ for Us Today?

Note from CM: I am reading Letters & Papers from Prison because I want to explore more of what Bonhoeffer said about the "completely religionless time" he said was coming. Yesterday's metaphor, which I realize came across with … [Continue reading...]

Kansans in Oz

We Christians don’t often make the connection between progress and ideas. We live in a world of our own, where we think it’s all about ideas, about “what you believe,” and we fail to see that advanced technology and the freedom … [Continue reading...]

Sundays with Michael Spencer: July 19, 2015

Note from CM: I know we just posted a portion of what Michael Spencer had to say about Young Earth Creationism last Sunday, but another disturbing situation was reported this past week, which shows me that we need to keep beating … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings, July 18, 2015

Hello, imonks, and welcome to the weekend. Shall we Ramble a bit? Of course the big news in foreign policy was the agreement with Iran, which puts their nuclear program under international oversight. "This deal offers an … [Continue reading...]

3 Kinds of Grace: A Heuristic Chart

While writing a sermon on Psalm 103, I was concerned that sometimes we Christians have a deficient view of the role of grace in the Christian life. I showed the following clips from Saving Private Ryan to illustrate one deficient … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: The Second Turning — or How JT, a Field of Dreams, a Marble Tomb, and Learning to Do Nothing Saved My Life

Note from CM: Thought I'd revive this post from 2013 for today, since last night we went to see James Taylor in concert once again. • • • This is a book about the second turning. In the first turning, a Christian experiences … [Continue reading...]

Pray for me — I’m blest

We have been so fortunate over the years when it comes to storms, disasters, and other troubles that radically disrupt life. There are many, many people in Indiana this summer who have not had the same good fortune. We have had … [Continue reading...]

Damaris Zehner: Integrity of Life

Integrity of Life by Damaris Zehner For, with the old order destroyed, a universe cast down is renewed, and integrity of life is restored to us in Christ. Prayer offered during Mass: May 3, 2015 • • • The phrase “integrity of … [Continue reading...]