July 27, 2017

Single? Need Not Apply

By Chaplain Mike Alert reader Jason notified us about an interesting article that discusses a topic most evangelical churches don't publicly acknowledge or talk about: discrimination against single pastors. Writing in the … [Continue reading...]

Beggar of Bread

“Bread for myself is a material question. Bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one.” —Nikolai Berdyaev Recently, a friend visited our family one evening and stayed a long time. I baked cookies during his visit and felt … [Continue reading...]

Lent: “From that Point On” — A Difficult Journey

By Chaplain Mike We are well on our way into the Lenten season. It may be a good time for a refresher on the relationship of this season to the Gospel story. In our January 7, 2011 post, "Epiphany and the Days to Come," we … [Continue reading...]

Lenten Notes

By Chaplain Mike Here are a few notes from around the web about what God is teaching some folks during this Lenten season. Click on the title of each blurb to go to the full article. Margaret Feinberg is giving up prayer for … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: Is There Mental Illness in the Bible?

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer Nov 25, 2005 Note from CM: As a follow-up to yesterday's post on the Bible and depression, we present this classic Michael Spencer post on examples of mental illness in … [Continue reading...]

Lent II

By Chaplain Mike Today's Gospel: John 3:1-17 a sonnet a teacher who was learned and upright came out to visit jesus late one night immersed in scripture, ritual, and law impressed by signs of heaven that he saw and yet … [Continue reading...]

The Bible Does Not Speak to That

By Chaplain Mike The other day I was reading a blog that will remain unnamed. I'm not interested in interacting personally with the author or "answering" his post. I simply want to use his take on a particular subject as an … [Continue reading...]

My Quick Take on the Bell Blow-Up

By Chaplain Mike Comments closed. The conversation is degenerating... I promise not to take too much of your time with this one. Subject: Rob Bell vs. Justin Taylor, John Piper, Kevin DeYoung, Al Mohler, et al. Scot … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings 3.19.11

Today will be a bit of a different sort of Saturday Ramblings. For one, once I eliminated all of the Rob Bell Is A Universalist stories, there really wasn't much to report on. But we have some bigger things to discuss this week. … [Continue reading...]

Friday with the Fathers (2)

By Chaplain Mike On Fridays during the Lenten season, we are meditating on brief introductions to the Apostolic Fathers. These are the first Christian writings we have outside the pages of the New Testament itself. Dates range … [Continue reading...]