August 19, 2017

Scott Lencke: The Problem with Being “Gospel-Centered”

Note from CM: Thanks to Scott Lencke for today's post. Scott blogs at The Prodigal Thought. • • • The Problem with Being "Gospel-Centered" By Scott Lencke Over the past decade or so, many churches in America have been … [Continue reading...]

Musings on Moral Theology (4)

Note from CM: This is our final meditation on Jonathan Haidt's book, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion. Soon, we will take a look at Richard Beck's book, Unclean: Meditations on Purity, … [Continue reading...]

A Conversation with Jonathan Haidt and Tim Keller

Note from CM: I realize that this is a long presentation, but believe me, it is worth your while. Perhaps you can break it down into segments and watch them throughout the week. I would be happy to receive comments today, Tuesday, … [Continue reading...]

8th Sunday after Trinity: Pic & Cantata of the Week

(Click on picture for larger image) • • • Today, we hear Bach's inspiring setting of one of the greatest texts in the Hebrew Bible, the opening chorus from Cantata BWV 45, "Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist" It has … [Continue reading...]

The IM Saturday Brunch: August 5, 2017

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.” WELCOME TO AUGUST … [Continue reading...]

Ordinary Time Bible Study: Philippians – Friends in the Gospel (7)

Ordinary Time Bible Study Philippians: Friends in the Gospel Study Seven Note: When passages are quoted at the beginning of new sections, I will be using The Message translation because of its conversational, friendly tone. … [Continue reading...]

Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science.  A review of the book by Mike “Science Mike” McHargue.  Part 5.

Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science • Part 5 • • • So when Mike returned home I imagine his conversation with his wife went something like this: Mike:  Hi, honey I’m … [Continue reading...]

Musings on Moral Theology (3)

Note from CM: Our Ordinary Time Bible Study in Philippians will be switched to Fridays, to allow three days at the beginning of week to cover other topics. • • • Musings on Moral Theology (3) Moral psychology can help to … [Continue reading...]

Musings in Moral Theology (2)

Musings in Moral Theology (2) The central metaphor of these four chapters is that the mind is divided, like a rider on an elephant, and the rider’s job is to serve the elephant. The rider is our conscious reasoning—the stream of … [Continue reading...]

Musings in Moral Theology (1)

Musings in Moral Theology (1) I chose the title The Righteous Mind to convey the sense that human nature is not just intrinsically moral, it’s also intrinsically moralistic, critical, and judgmental. • Jonathan Haidt The … [Continue reading...]