June 23, 2017

The IM Saturday Brunch, June 3, 2017

THE INTERNET MONK SATURDAY BRUNCH ”It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” A new survey by the Pew … [Continue reading...]

Fridays with Damaris: Two Poems

Infinity By Damaris Zehner You tossed the earth Into the oceans of space Where it floated, glowing Green against blackness. From that tiny impact Ripples circled outward, Reaching warm fingers of water Into the emptiness … [Continue reading...]

Minds, Brains, Souls, and Gods: A Conversation of Faith, Psychology and Neuroscience – Part 5, Chapter 5: Have Benjamin Libet’s Experiments Exploded the Free-Will Myth?

Minds, Brains, Souls, and Gods: A Conversation of Faith, Psychology and Neuroscience – Part 5, Chapter 5: Have Benjamin Libet’s Experiments Exploded the Free-Will Myth? • • • We continue the series on the book, Minds, Brains, … [Continue reading...]

Jesus Ascended — So What?

‘I have set my king on Zion, my holy hill.’ I will tell of the decree of the Lord:He said to me, ‘You are my son; today I have begotten you. • Psalm 2:6-7 Although all the elements of the gospel remain irreducibly vital, … [Continue reading...]

J. Michael Jones: A Tumultuous Relationship with the Bride

A Tumultuous Relationship with the Bride By J. Michael Jones An Inherent Church I was born into a family that attended a Southern Baptist church, deep within the hollows of Appalachia.  While I’m sure there are a broad … [Continue reading...]

Memorial Day: In the Age of Trump and Twitter, A Great American Speech

Note from CM: Today is Memorial Day in the United States. I can think of no better way to honor and memorialize those who have given their lives in service to our country than to re-post this recent brilliant speech that speaks to … [Continue reading...]

Easter VII: Pic & Cantata of the Week

(Click on picture for larger image) • • • In tribute to the Coptic Christians of Egypt and all Christians being persecuted for their faith today, we present four movements from one of Bach's cantatas for Easter VII. The text and … [Continue reading...]

The IM Saturday Brunch: Memorial Day 2017 Edition

THE INTERNET MONK SATURDAY BRUNCH ”It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” THE HISTORY OF … [Continue reading...]

Fridays with Damaris: The Surrounding Fields

The Surrounding Fields By Damaris Zehner The house where I live is on a three-acre square of land.  One side of the square faces a barely paved county road; the other three are surrounded by farm fields owned by a farmer who … [Continue reading...]

Minds, Brains, Souls, and Gods: A Conversation of Faith, Psychology and Neuroscience – Part 3, Chapter 3: How Free Am I?

Minds, Brains, Souls, and Gods: A Conversation of Faith, Psychology and Neuroscience – Part 3, Chapter 3: How Free Am I? We continue the series on the book, Minds, Brains, Souls and Gods: A Conversation on Faith, Psychology and … [Continue reading...]