September 24, 2018

The IM Saturday Brunch: August 25, 2018

The IM Saturday Brunch: August 25, 2018 Nuns having fun edition During Marian Catholic High School night at Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday, Sister Mary Jo Sobiek took the mound to deliver the first pitch. In one of the … [Continue reading...]

Another Look: How the Bible “Works” Today

Another Look: How the Bible "Works" Today From 2013 Today I’d like to discuss how I think Scripture “works” in our lives today — we who live so far removed from the events it records and who live in a vastly different time and … [Continue reading...]

Mere Science and Christian Faith, by Greg Cootsona: Chapter 8- Moving Forward

Mere Science and Christian Faith: Bridging the Divide with Emerging Adults, by Greg Cootsona: Chapter 8- Moving Forward We’ve been reviewing the book, Mere Science and Christian Faith, by Greg Cootsona, subtitled Bridging the … [Continue reading...]

Wednesday with Brueggemann: Do you notice?

Wednesday with Brueggemann Do you notice? We are in process of deciding, to whom does the present belong? On most days, we imagine, the present belongs to the empire. When we think that, we succumb in resignation, because then … [Continue reading...]

Genesis: Where It All Begins (7)

Genesis: Where It All Begins (7) A Wisdom Story The account of Adam and Eve in the garden is a story. It is a story that tells the whole history of Israel in microcosm. It is a story about Israel. Today we will see that … [Continue reading...]

Monday with Michael Spencer: Evangelicals and Spiritual Formation

Note from CM: Michael Spencer asked the following questions ten years ago. Has anything changed? I no longer live as a participant in the evangelical world. At times I have heard rumblings of evangelicals talking about "spiritual … [Continue reading...]

Sunday with Ron Rolheiser: Restlessness is not depth

Sunday with Ron Rolheiser Restlessness is not depth Thirty-four years ago when I launched this column, I would never have said this: Restlessness is not something to be cultivated, no matter how romantic that might seem. Don’t … [Continue reading...]

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 18, 2018

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 18, 2018 Rest in Peace to the Queen of Soul... From "The Church of Aretha Franklin" by Michael Eric Dyson at the New York Times: Just the mention of Aretha Franklin’s name conjured … [Continue reading...]

Why I am an Ally – My View

Well, it has been an interesting few Fridays discussing this topic. After much deliberation I have decided to wrap it up with this post. Thank you for all the feedback and all the comments. Thank you also to my Pastoral … [Continue reading...]

Mere Science and Christian Faith, by Greg Cootsona: Two Case Studies: On Global Climate Change and Sexuality (Where We’re Tempted to Ask Science for Things it Can’t Deliver)

Mere Science and Christian Faith, by Greg Cootsona: Two Case Studies: On Global Climate Change and Sexuality (Where We’re Tempted to Ask Science for Things it Can’t Deliver) We are reviewing the book, Mere Science and Christian … [Continue reading...]