May 27, 2017

Poetry Week: Morning One – Damaris Zehner

Note from CM: I know this may not draw as many comments as some of our regular discussion posts, but I have wanted to have a "Poetry Week" here for a long time. So this will be the week. Each day, we will publish two poems, one … [Continue reading...]

Easter III: Pic & Cantata of the Week

(Click on picture for larger image) ❀ Psalm 23 is perhaps the most loved text in the Hebrew Bible. For this Sunday in Easter, Bach wrote three cantatas on the theme of the Good Shepherd, including BWV 112, "Der Herr ist mein … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Brunch, April 29, 2017

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend! Ready for some 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 … [Continue reading...]

Bible Week: Quotes about the Bible – Michael Spencer

Quotes about the Bible #4: Michael Spencer How do I Interpret the Bible? Ever think of the Bible as….a grocery store? I worked at grocery stores for a long time. People come into the store with their grocery lists, and they … [Continue reading...]

Adam and the Genome 11: Chapter 7- The Variety of Adams and Eves in the Jewish World and Chapter 8- Adam, the Genome, and the Apostle Paul

Adam and the Genome 11: Chapter 7- The Variety of Adams and Eves in the Jewish World and Chapter 8- Adam, the Genome, and the Apostle Paul We continue our review of the book, Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic … [Continue reading...]

Bible Week: Quotes from the Bible — Kenton Sparks

Quotes from the Bible #3: Kenton Sparks When we read the Bible with historical and contextual sensitivity, we notice with ease that Scripture does not speak consistently on all matters. It is a diverse book written by numerous … [Continue reading...]

Bible Week: Quotes about the Bible – Richards & O’Brien

Quotes about the Bible #2 - E. Randolph Richards & Brandon J. O'Brien In other situations, what goes without being said for us can lead us to miss important details in a Bible passage, even when the author is trying to … [Continue reading...]

Bible Week: Quotes about the Bible – Peter Enns

Quotes about the Bible #1 -- Peter Enns The Bible is an ancient book and we shouldn’t be surprised to see it act like one. So seeing God portrayed as a violent, tribal warrior is not how God is but how he was understood to be … [Continue reading...]

Easter II: Pic & Cantata of the Week

(Click on picture for larger image) ❀ One of two cantatas for the second Sunday in Easter is "Halt im Gedächtnis Jesum Christ" -- "Keep in mind Jesus Christ." It is the earliest of two that Bach wrote for this Sunday, both of … [Continue reading...]

The Internet Monk Saturday Brunch: 4/22/17 – Open Table 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 Internet Monk … [Continue reading...]