May 4, 2016

Hearing Michael Spencer’s Continuing Voice

By Chaplain Mike UPDATE: Coffee Cup Apologetics podcast #15 is available here. Thank you to those who sent it to Chaplain Mike! It has been good to hear Michael Spencer's voice again in recent days. No, I was not caught up … [Continue reading...]

An Open Letter to Ken Ham

A Response to Ken Ham: Let’s Make Peace Reproduced by permission from the Evolving in Monkey Town blog by Rachel Held Evans, July 30, 2010 I'll admit it: I love Rachel Held Evans. Not long ago, we reviewed her funny, … [Continue reading...]

Sunday’s Gospel: Don’t Be a Fool, Be a Follower

By Chaplain Mike Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Lectionary Readings • Hosea 11:1-11 • Psalm 107:1-9, 43 • Colossians 3:1-11 • Luke 12:13-21 Today's Gospel Here's a little secret: God is not against money. Nor … [Continue reading...]

What’s In A Name?

I hate name tags. I really do. On the "hate" scale, I hate them more than I hate tomatoes, but not quite as much as I hate the Michigan Wolverines. About once a quarter or so, someone at church will decide that it is "Name Tag … [Continue reading...]

The Terror Of Faith

(It may be that the things I say below will be useless or even damaging to some people at this point in their life of faith.  I hope those people will ignore what I’ve written if it’s unhelpful to them.  Caveat … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings 7.31.10

Both Lexus and Majesty, the horses who have graced Saturday Ramblings these last few months, have scampered off to greener pastures. Fortunately, we have found a suitable replacement. Mr. Bones will be with us for the foreseeable … [Continue reading...]

Anne Rice Through With Christianity

Anne Rice, the novelist best known for Interview With A Vampire, announced that she is through with Christianity. On her Facebook site, Rice wrote this comment on Wednesday: For those who care, and I understand if you don't: … [Continue reading...]

A “Mass” of Catholics

Today's post is from guest blogger Daniel Jepsen One of the great things about the English language is its utter absurdity.  Foreigners trying to learn English can be forgiven for wondering if we made up some rules just to … [Continue reading...]

A Long Pause from Impermanence

By Chaplain Mike I hope no reader will suppose that "mere" Christianity is here put forward as an alternative to the creeds of the existing communions—as if a man could adopt it in preference to Congregationalism or Greek … [Continue reading...]

The Sweat Of Our Brow

In retrospect, I probably should've brought the map. Footstep after footstep, one in front of the other, each one of them leading me and my pregnant wife farther astray on the hiking trail. But it was a nice summer day, overcast, … [Continue reading...]