May 30, 2016

Mike the Geologist: Science and the Bible (Lesson 5)

Science and the Bible Lesson 5 By Mike McCann We have now laid a basic philosophical basis to examine the “Science and the Bible” issues that are controversial to evangelicals.  Let’s summarize: All truth is God’s truth.  … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: How the Bible Works in Our Lives Today

Today we take another look at a post from 2013 about how I think Scripture “works” in our lives today — we who live so far removed from the events it records and who live in a vastly different time and culture. • • • First of … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: My View of Scripture (updated)

Here is another look at something I wrote back in 2011. I present again, for your consideration and discussion, a summary of my perspective on Scripture (at this point in my understanding). It has increased from ten points to … [Continue reading...]

Mondays with Michael Spencer: May 16, 2016

Mondays with Michael Spencer: May 16, 2016 Today we begin a series of Monday posts with excerpts of Michael Spencer's thoughts about the Bible and what it does and does not promise to do for us. • • • One of the aspects of … [Continue reading...]

Pentecost Sunday with Henri Nouwen: May 15, 2016

Pentecost Sunday with Henri Nouwen On the Eucharistic Life This is Pentecost Sunday, and today we conclude our series of reflections on his book, With Burning Hearts: A Meditation on the Eucharistic Life. • • • That same … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings, May 14, 2016

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend? Ready to Ramble? Well, Chaplain Mike should be happy. His beloved Cubs suck much less than usual this year. At least, that's what I'm told. I don't watch baseball. Life is waaay too … [Continue reading...]

Supernaturally Natural

Early in my adult life, I listened to teaching from a Bible teacher who used to say that God made us to live "supernaturally natural" lives. I've always liked that phrase. To all appearances, and in truth, those who follow Jesus … [Continue reading...]

Mike the Geologist: Science and the Bible (Lesson 4)

Science and the Bible Lesson 4 By Mike McCann Having laid a foundation of how to think about doing science and the relation of the natural world to the supernatural; at this point in my teaching series I turn attention to the … [Continue reading...]

Open Forum: May 2016 (New folks, come join us!)

Open Forum, with a special invitation to new commenters. It has been awhile since we’ve done an Open Forum. It has also been some time since we've extended a specific invitation to those who are new to Internet Monk, or who … [Continue reading...]

Civil Religion Series: America as a “Christian Nation” in the 19th Century

Civil Religion, part seven America as a "Christian Nation" in the 19th Century Presidential election years in the U.S. provide American Christians an opportunity to reflect upon our faith and how it applies to our lives as … [Continue reading...]