April 24, 2017

Pete Enns: What is Genesis About? (2)

UPDATE: I have added some articles to the IM bulletin Board (right column) that complement our studies this week. Note from CM: Here is part two of Pete Enns's enlightening overview of the purpose of Genesis in the final … [Continue reading...]

Pete Enns: What Is Genesis About? (1)

Note from CM: Thanks to Pete Enns for allowing us to re-post this thought-provoking essay about the purpose of Genesis. As usual, from my perspective it is spot on. And, as usual, it goes against the grain of most of the … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: Sonnet for Lent V

Today’s Gospel: John 11:1-45 Sonnet for Lent V if only you had been here with us then when your close friend, our brother, passed away i know you could have helped, have healed, have saved his life and kept us from this … [Continue reading...]

The Internet Monk Saturday Brunch: 4/1/17 – Opening Day 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.” OPENING DAY EDITION. … [Continue reading...]

Fridays with Michael Spencer: March 31, 2017. Opening Day Edition

Note from CM: Michael Spencer, one of the world's greatest baseball fans, died on Opening Day of the MLB season -- April 5, 2010. The box score above shows that his beloved Cincinnati Reds lost that night to the St. Louis … [Continue reading...]

Adam and the Genome 8: Chapter 4- What About Intelligent Design?

Adam and the Genome 8: Chapter 4- What About Intelligent Design? We continue our review of the book, Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic Science, by Dennis Venema and Scot McKnight . Today, Chapter 4. In the … [Continue reading...]

Waiting to Live

Most of my life, I’ve been waiting to live. The pattern has been like this: seasons of thinking about what it means to live and waiting to live and hoping to live, interrupted by moments of living. I’ve spent most of my days … [Continue reading...]

The Path Is Made by Walking

Traveller, your footprints Are the path and nothing more; Traveller, there is no path, The path is made by walking. By walking the path is made And when you look back You'll see a road Never to be trodden again. • Antonio … [Continue reading...]

#josiesimpact

One of the common disciplines in Lent is the practice of generosity through giving to others. Patricia and Mark have found a way to do that out of their deep sorrow, and I have been inspired by them. Though their little Josie … [Continue reading...]

Sermon: Light in the Midst of Religious Darkness (Lent IV)

SERMON: Lent IV Light in the Midst of Religious Darkness As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ Jesus answered, ‘Neither … [Continue reading...]