August 27, 2015

Merton on Contemplative Prayer (3)

Hence monastic prayer, especially meditation and contemplative prayer, is not so much a way to find God as a way of resting in him whom we have found, who comes to us to draw us to himself. • Thomas Merton Contemplative Prayer, … [Continue reading...]

Teaching One Another: Jesus, Bread of Life

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. Then the Jews began to complain about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down … [Continue reading...]

Are we moving toward “reconciled diversity”?

Two articles about Christian unity caught my attention this week. The first, by Roger E. Olson, captures in its title what I believe is the heart and soul of what the pursuit of unity should actually entail: "True Christian … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: Depression and Delight

Note from CM: I've been in a funk for several weeks now. Functioning okay, but with little enthusiasm or joy. I needed to read this post I wrote back in 2012. I may need it again tomorrow, and the next day . . . • • • The … [Continue reading...]

Some friends I’d like you to meet

Last week I attended the death of a man who had been a police officer and then an investigator for a major corporation. Sometimes he was asked by the company's HR department to deal with employees who were being dismissed. He … [Continue reading...]

Sundays with Michael Spencer: August 2, 2015

“We didn’t crawl out from under no rocks. We didn’t have no tails. And we didn’t come from monkeys you atheist pinko meathead.” “It ain’t supposed to make sense; it’s faith. Faith is something that you believe that nobody in his … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings, August 1, 2015

Hello, imonks, and welcome to the weekend. Gay emojis banned in Russia, Rambo turkeys, re-directed art and ricocheting armadillos. Ready to Ramble? Marvel continued their amazing run: Antman was the 12th Marvel movie in a … [Continue reading...]

Damaris Zehner: Yielding Rights

Yielding Rights By Damaris Zehner When discussions occur on Internet Monk defending abortion rights, contraceptive rights, rights to same-sex marriage, rights to divorce, even rights to receive communion in a denomination not … [Continue reading...]

Miguel Ruiz: New light on the oldest profession

Note from CM: After thinking about the way many Christians today devise their moral theology, our friend Miguel offers a "modest proposal" about reconsidering "the oldest profession." • • • The history of Christianity is a … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: That for which every heart yearns

This is the time of year a Midwestern boy like me looks forward to with all his heart. It is, without a doubt, the very best time of year. For this is the season when the three most wonderful words in the English language … [Continue reading...]