November 21, 2014

Saturday Ramblings: Nov 1, 2014

SATURDAY RAMBLINGS: November 1, 2014 Welcome to our new format for Saturday Ramblings. Bigger pictures, more quotes, fewer editorial comments so that you can respond to words directly from the horses' mouths, a summary of the … [Continue reading...]

Lead Us Not Into Temptation… But Deliver Us From Evil

There have been more than a few comments this week about the Devil, demons, and evil.  All of which started me thinking of a recent study I had done with a small group on the Lord's prayer. The Lord's prayer is familiar to all … [Continue reading...]

Screwtape on the Existence of Demons

Whenever we consider the subject of demonology, it is hard to ignore the contributions of C.S. Lewis. In the modern era, few have stimulated the imagination with regard to the spiritual realm as much as the author of The Screwtape … [Continue reading...]

Luther: Living in a “Halloween” World

  And though this world with devils fill'd Should threaten to undo us, We will not fear, for God hath will'd His truth to triumph through us. • Martin Luther, trans. Frederick Hedge Brother Martin lived in God's … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: Writers Roundtable on Halloween

Note from CM: In 2010, Jeff Dunn solicited responses from our IM writers on the subject of Halloween. We had a great discussion, and I thought it worthy of repeating this week. • • • Boo! Ok, so that didn't scare you. Maybe … [Continue reading...]

iMonk Classic: The Annual Halloween Rant (one of them)

As October 31st looms, it’s time for true confessions. I grew up among Southern Baptist fundamentalist Baptists. The KJV-only, women can’t wear pants, twenty verses of “Just As I Am,” Jerry Falwell, Jack Chick, twice a year … [Continue reading...]

You can take the boy out of evangelicalism . . .

You can take the boy out of evangelicalism, but you can't take the evangelical out of the boy. I'm coming to terms these days with the fact that I'm a spiritual mongrel, and one of the strong components of my spiritual makeup … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings – Oct 25, 2014, Scary edition

I'm so tired of the ranting that's going on in cyberspace these days it's scary. That's right. I've had it with all the attention being given to that pastor in Seattle who resigned last week, and then showed up at a big … [Continue reading...]

A Short Reflection on the Week that Was

Canada, or at least its institutions were attacked this week.  In two separate incidents two soldiers were killed.  One of them Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was from my home town and was a friend of a friend. Although my son didn't know … [Continue reading...]

Breakfast

He sits across the table from me as we enjoy our biscuits and gravy. A good ol' boy, a true Hoosier. He had been a pretty good baseball player when he first met her. But he was rough around the edges and she thought him uncouth. … [Continue reading...]