November 12, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 13, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 13, 2018 Today's Brunch is sprinkled with Peanuts. Just thought you ought to know.   Nostalgic autumn photos from Vermont in the 1970s (by yours … [Continue reading...]

When being Right is Wrong

I like to be right. I like to debate. Sometimes I forget there are real people on the other side of the discussion, or listening in on the conversation. I remember way back in my university days an acquaintance expressed … [Continue reading...]

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 3c) – Lessons from History

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 3c) -- Lessons from History We are reviewing the book, “Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship” by John Polkinghorne.  Today we will … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: Just Over the Horizon (with bubblegum)

Another moment I have always remembered was walking out on deck one night after supper and finding a young red-haired officer peering into the dark through binoculars. He told me he was scanning the horizon for signs of other … [Continue reading...]

Rowan Williams on the Eucharist (2)

Rowan Williams on the Eucharist (2) Today we continue our series of reflections on Rowan Williams’s book, Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer, continuing with the third big theme of the practice of being … [Continue reading...]

Monday Miscellany

Monday Miscellany Yesterday's lectionary Gospel reading was Mark 10:2-16, a passage I understand a lot of pastors dread preaching. It is a "divorce" passage where Jesus speaks directly to the subject. I like what our pastor … [Continue reading...]

Sunday with Christian Wiman: No half-remembered country

Sunday with Christian Wiman No half-remembered country In fact, there is no way to “return to the faith of your childhood,” not really, not unless you’ve just woken from a decades-long and absolutely literal coma. Faith is not … [Continue reading...]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 6, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: October 6, 2018 Settling into Fall... There is a beauty to autumnal darkness — the softness of the night sounds and the cool air, the way shadow pools in even sparse thickets of urban trees, … [Continue reading...]

Escaping the Wilderness: Part 5 – Crab-Apple Rhubarb Jam, and why part of me never left the Evangelical world

Lately I have been in a creative phase where I have enjoyed making boutique jams. I have make thirty seven jars of Black-raspberry, chokecherry, wild grape, wild grape - chokecherry, or crab-apple rhubarb at various times over … [Continue reading...]

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 3b) – Lessons from History

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 3b) -- Lessons from History We are reviewing the book, “Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship” by John Polkinghorne.  Today we will … [Continue reading...]