January 24, 2018

Icarus All We Are

By Chaplain Mike Day and night you punished me, Lord; my strength was completely drained, as moisture is dried up by the summer heat. • Psalm 32:4 (GNT) Icarus all we are this July. This map shows the heat index … [Continue reading...]

Group Seeks Genesis Ban

By Chaplain Mike A Christian group, concerned about moral breakdown in American society, is pushing for a ban on the book of Genesis. A spokesperson for "People Involved in Saving, Securing, and Defending the Old-Fashioned … [Continue reading...]

My Summer Reading List

I don't want you to get the wrong impression. I don't just read theological tomes or works of literary fiction. As a matter of fact just yesterday I made two purchases which might impress you: Mad Magazine's spoof of all eight … [Continue reading...]

“A Meeting” (Wendell Berry)

A Meeting In a dream I meet my dead friend. He has, I know, gone long and far, and yet he is the same for the dead are changeless. They grow no older. It is I who have changed, grown strange to what I was. Yet I, the … [Continue reading...]

Ask Chaplain Mike: The Grieving Process

By Chaplain Mike Today's Question In your experience with hospice care, what is your approach to grief of those surviving the loss of a loved one? Do you think Christians tend to sugar-coat, suppress, neglect, or even ridicule … [Continue reading...]

Around the Web with Friends

By Chaplain Mike It is time to give some of our friends that we list in our Links and on our Blogroll some love. Many people are doing excellent writing and dealing with important subjects. I want to recommend a few today. … [Continue reading...]

Reaching the Rough and Tumble of Society: An Historical Example

By Chaplain Mike OK, so you have a heart to reach men for Christ—working class men, work with your hands and bring home the bacon kind of men, hard working and sometimes hard living "men's" men, men who are not afraid to break … [Continue reading...]

Driscoll, Masculinity, and the Missional Church

By Chaplain Mike Mark Driscoll. It would be easy to pile on right now. You know... The guy is full of himself. The guy's language is crude and offensive. The guy can't control his tongue. The guy is a bully. The … [Continue reading...]

A Faith that Surpasses Abraham

By Chaplain Mike Ordinary Time Bible Study 2011 The Book of Ruth (5) In Ruth 1:1-5, we are introduced to a family that became beset by severe trials. Forced to leave their home and journey to a neighboring country during a … [Continue reading...]

Do We Really Want God to Intervene?

photo © 2006 Jenny Bauman | more info (via: Wylio)By Chaplain Mike In today's worship, we heard the Gospel parable from Matthew 13 about the wheat and the weeds. Jesus told them another parable: The Kingdom of heaven is … [Continue reading...]