July 27, 2016

Saturday Ramblings: July 16, 2016 – County Fair Edition

Well, it has arrived: it is our annual County Fair season here in Indiana. HERE is a link to our local fair, which is held just up the street from our house. You can go to the link all week long and see pictures from the event. … [Continue reading...]

Robert Jones: An Obituary for White Christian America

An Obituary for White Christian America After a long life spanning nearly two hundred and forty years, White Christian America— a prominent cultural force in the nation’s history— has died. WCA first began to exhibit troubling … [Continue reading...]

Randy Thompson: The Spirituality of Taking a Vacation

Note from CM: Randy and Jill Thompson know that people need to take breaks from the pressures of their normal lives, get a change of scenery, and find refreshment from time to time. That's why they started Forest Haven, a … [Continue reading...]

Wednesdays with James: Lesson Seven

He lifted up his eyes and looked at his disciples, and said: “Blessings on the poor: God’s kingdom belongs to you!" "...But woe betide you rich: you’ve had your comfort!" • Luke 6:20, 24 (KNT) • • • Wednesdays with … [Continue reading...]

Civil Religion Series: “In dire need of creative extremists”

Civil Religion, part ten "In dire need of creative extremists" 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 citizens and to the … [Continue reading...]

Mondays with Michael Spencer: July 11, 2016

Mondays with Michael Spencer: July 11, 2016 Today we continue 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. • • • To give a human … [Continue reading...]

Pic & Poem of the Week: July 10, 2016

Click on picture for larger image • • • Summer, when the living is easy and we store up pleasure in our bodies like fat, like Eskimos, for the coming season of privation. All August the Ferris wheel will turn in the little … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings: July 9, 2016

I'm feeling rather subdued today, after a sad week here in the U.S. But we'll try to lighten it up a little for this edition of Ramblings and focus on good news stories to encourage smiles and a bit of positive … [Continue reading...]

We’ve Missed the Gospel

Another week, another period of racial tension and outrage in the United States. As I write these words, this report appears at CBS News: In cities across the country, protesters pounded the pavement to express their … [Continue reading...]

Open Forum, Summer Edition

Open Forum, Summer Edition Today we offer you the chance to participate in an Open Forum. And since we're in the midst of the summer season, I thought maybe I'd prime the pump a little bit by asking a few questions. Before I … [Continue reading...]