August 24, 2016

The Church of JC Capitalist

Here's a perfect follow-up to yesterday's Bible study. … [Continue reading...]

Wednesdays with James: Lesson Nine

Wednesdays with James Lesson Nine: Are you not discriminating among yourselves? We enter the central section of the Epistle of James today. In the body of this encyclical, the author takes up the three themes he introduced in … [Continue reading...]

Can this really be the gospel of “superabundant grace”?

But there is a great difference between Adam’s sin and God’s gracious gift. For the sin of this one man, Adam, brought death to many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of forgiveness to many through this other … [Continue reading...]

Mondays with Michael Spencer: August 1, 2016

Note from CM: One of the chief characteristics of Michael Spencer's life, ministry, and writing was his emphasis on grace. Over the next season here on IM, we will draw from his writings on the subject and re-present it on … [Continue reading...]

Pic & Poem of the Week: July 31, 2016

(Click on picture for larger image) • • • The Need of Being Versed in Country Things The house had gone to bring again To the midnight sky a sunset glow. Now the chimney was all of the house that stood, Like a pistil after … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings: July 30, 2016

There are a lot of us whose faith in the American political system is running low these days. It's almost like we're being sold AMC Gremlins again. Gosh, that was a bad (and ugly!) car. But not as bad (and ugly!) as the political … [Continue reading...]

Wendell Berry on the Future and the Present

This week, what we are doing (instead of listening to me) is hearing and discussing quotes from Wendell Berry’s 2015 book, Our Only World: Ten Essays. In our final post of thoughts from Berry, he meditates on Jesus' words, … [Continue reading...]

Wendell Berry on Being Caught in the Middle

This week, what we are doing (instead of listening to me) is hearing and discussing quotes from Wendell Berry’s 2015 book, Our Only World: Ten Essays. Today, Wendell Berry expresses a frustration many of us feel. We are … [Continue reading...]

Wendell Berry on Local Economies

This week, what we are doing (instead of listening to me) is hearing and discussing quotes from Wendell Berry’s 2015 book, Our Only World: Ten Essays. On these weeks of the U.S. political national conventions, I escape to Berry to … [Continue reading...]

Wendell Berry on the Commerce of Violence

This week, what we are doing (instead of listening to me) is hearing and discussing quotes from Wendell Berry’s 2015 book, Our Only World: Ten Essays. On these weeks of the U.S. political national conventions, I escape to Berry to … [Continue reading...]